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Deliberations continue in case of baby's alleged shaking death

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Jurors failed to reach a verdict again Tuesday in the case against a nanny accused of shaking 15-month-old Hannah Rose Juceam to death after announcing Monday they were deadlocked. Veronica Martinez Salcedo, 36, stands accused of shaking Hannah so violently May 11, 2006 that it ultimately caused her death. The jurors listened to five weeks of testimony and following three days of deliberations last week, announced that they were unable to unanimously agree on a verdict. Judge Robert F. McElhany convened jurors Monday in an Auburn courtroom ordering them to return to deliberations following a lunch break. McElhany suggested that the jurors try different tactics, including role-playing, in the hopes of coming to a unanimous decision. Jurors deliberated until 4 p.m. before going home without a verdict. Salcedo was baby-sitting for the Juceam family on May 11, 2006. Scott Juceam was at work and Lorena Juceam left her Roseville home to run an errand at an area bank. According to testimony, Lorena Juceam received a phone call from Salcedo just 15 minutes after she left her home. Salcedo said there was something wrong with Hannah. Lorena Juceam said she then called 911 and arrived at home to find paramedics attending to her infant daughter. Hannah was taken off life-support May 13, 2006. The prosecution contends that Hannah died from traumatic brain injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome and the defense that Hannah's brain was still active when her parents, Scott and Lorena Juceam decided to take her off life-support. The jury is expected to continue deliberations this morning in Placer County Superior Court. -- Jenna Nielsen