"DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES" MISTRIAL
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It didn't take long for the "Desperate Housewives" case to end in a mistrial. The jury was having trouble with the case right from the start. After deliberating just about a day, the jurors sent a message to the judge saying they were having problems agreeing on a verdict. By the third day, they had deadlocked. Eight jurors sided with Nicollete Sheridan and four believed series creator Marc Cherry. Sheridan wanted $6 million, saying Cherry killed off her character after she complained that he smacked her across the head on the set. Cherry has said it was just a tap to help with his direction, and that he planned to kill Edie Britt long before the incident.