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Jury deadlocks over Indiana mom's guilt in deaths

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A second jury has failed to reach a verdict on child neglect charges against a northern Indiana woman in the car trunk deaths of her two young sons.

The St. Joseph County jurors deadlocked Thursday evening in the trial of Jacqueline Wilk of New Carlisle for the same result as a February trial on the charges.

Prosecutors maintained that Wilk didn't properly supervise her 2- and 4-year-old sons during a five-hour period when they locked themselves in the trunk of her car in June 2011 and died from hyperthermia.

Wilk tells WSBT-TV she is grateful for the public's support.

Jury member Paul Go tells WNDU-TV that deliberations were difficult and he thought the deaths were a tragic accident.

Prosecutors didn't immediately say whether they would seek a third trial.

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