WWLTV: La. only one of two states where unanimous jury not needed for conviction

“Our constitution requires there should be proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” Esman said.  “If two people out of 12 are not convinced of somebody’s guilt, then by definition that is reasonable doubt.”

Orleans public defender Will Snowden said the ability to disregard the doubts of two jurors undermines justice. 

“People are having their constitutional rights violated,” he said.