TACOMA, Washington – A federal jury in Tacoma has reached unanimous verdicts on at least some charges in the arson trial of a woman accused of an ecoterror fire at the University of Washington.
But the jurors also say they're deadlocked on at least one count. U.S. District Judge Franklin Burgess sent them home for the night, and is expected to decide Thursday morning whether to ask them to keep deliberating.
Briana Waters, a 32-year-old from Oakland, Calif., would face a mandatory minimum 35 years in prison if convicted on all counts. She's accused of acting as the lookout in 2001 when the Earth Liberation Front burned the Center for Urban Horticulture. The building cost $7 million to replace.
Waters testified she had nothing to do with the arson.