Update (via Twitter): Update: Jury finds Ira G. Tankovich guilty of misdemeanor in hate-crime trial. Jurors hung on both counts against his two brothers/SR.
Jurors have reached a partial verdict in the hate-crime trial of three brothers charged with harassing a Coeur d’Alene man last August. The jury announced it had reached a verduct in the case of Ira G. Tankovich, 48, who was charged with conspiracy to commit malicious harassment. They said, however, that they had reached an impasse on charges of malicious harassement against William M. Tankovich, 49, and Frank J. Tankovich, 46, who faced that charge in addition to the conspiracy charge. Jurors didn’t consider the additional conspiracy charges against the two because of confusion about how to proceed, they told the judge. The jury has begun deliberating again on the charges against William and Frank Tankovich, without announcing the verdict on the charge facing Ira Tankovich/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.