Medina County Courthouse

Friday, July 16, 2010

Split Verdict in Criminal Jury Trial

A Medina County Common Pleas jury entered returned split verdicts in a criminal case in Judge Kimbler's courtroom on Thursday, July 15. The defendant in the case, Mr. William R. Carson, Jr., of Akron, Ohio, was charged with seven counts. At the end of the State's case, Judge Kimbler granted Mr. Carson's motion for a directed verdict of acquittal made pursuant to Criminal Rule 29. Judge Kimbler granted the motion as to two counts of Burglary and Attempted Burglary. On two other counts of Breaking and Entering, Judge Kimbler allowed them to proceed as charges of Criminal Trespass.

As a result of Judge Kimbler's ruling, the jury was given job of deciding whether Mr. Carson was guilty of Burglary, Attempted Burglary, two counts of Criminal Trespass, and one count of Possession of Criminal Tools. The jury returned verdicts of guilty on the charge of Attempted Burglary and on the two charges of Criminal Trespass. The jury returned verdicts of not guilty of the charge of Burglary and Possession of Criminal Tools.

Mr. Carson was remanded back to the Medina County jail and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered. Judge Kimbler will sentence Mr. Carson on August 26, 2010 at 8:30 am.

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