…and without conscious disregard of the risk to human life is involuntary manslaughter. This is the definition provided to the jury in their official instructions.

Took over six hours during a span of two days for the twelve citizens to agree on a verdict. Included in the panel were eight women and four men. Seven listed their race as white, three Latino, one Asian-Pacific, one declined to state their race and none were reported to be black. Not that that should make a difference, but it does. Follow @MrDaveyD for a first person account of the community response.