The jury could not reach a verdict in the George Alan Kelly trial. The judge has declared a mistrial.

The Santa Cruz County rancher is accused of killing an unarmed migrant on his property. The jury began deliberating mid-afternoon Thursday after about four weeks of testimony.

On Friday, the jury reported to the court that they had reached an impasse, but Superior Court Judge Thomas Fink said that more deliberation was needed.

A second impasse was reached earlier today, and the jury was asked, for a second time, to keep deliberating.

At the conclusion of the day, Judge Fink accepted the jury’s impasse and declared a mistrial.