Have you seen the autopsy photographs by chance?? If so, you can easily see *reason* why there would be jurors who would not settle no matter what. They strongly believed that if anyone deserved the death penalty it's her and were (rightfully, imo) unwilling to compromise even knowing I'm sure how badly the family wanted closure. They would rather hang and hope the next jury delivers the death penalty then give her life where she can work down to medium security and get to have some freedom. I commend them for making such a tough decision and sticking with their convictions. jmo.
Ok. You're saying that's the reason. I can respect that.
Now, imagine if they came back with Life. The hullaboo today would be --they couldn't give her death? With those photos? And all this evidence?
You see, once they were hung [and I suspect they were hung on the case in chief], there was nothing they could do right in the eyes of the public who wants her dead.
But, in their collective wisdom, they did what they thought was best for this case and this family--Guilty, Guilty, Hung.
I'm not going to second guess them.