Judge Declares Mistrial In Anderson Case

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a dairy farmer accused of murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a toolbox.

The Gaston County jury deliberating in the murder trial of Jerry Anderson say they cannot reach a unanimous verdict, telling Judge David Cayer that they were deadlocked eleven-to-one. They didn't say which way the jury was leaning.

The jury was ordered to continue deliberations Thursday afternoon moments after telling the judge it could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Anderson's wife, Emily, disappeared from the couple's Caldwell County dairy farm in December 2005. Her body was found ten days later stuffed in the toolbox of her truck, which was parked at a restaurant about 100 miles away in South Carolina. She had been shot twice.