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§15A‑1237.  Verdict.

(a)        The verdict must bein writing, signed by the foreman, and made a part of the record of the case.

(b)        The verdict must beunanimous, and must be returned by the jury in open court.

(c)        If the jurors findthe defendant not guilty on the ground that  he was insane at the time of thecommission of the offense charged, their verdict must so state.

(d)        If there are two ormore defendants, the jury must return a separate verdict with respect to eachdefendant. If the jury agrees upon a verdict for one defendant but not another,it must return that  verdict upon which it agrees.

(e)        If there are two ormore offenses for which the jury could return a verdict, it may return averdict with respect to any offense, including a lesser included offense onwhich the judge charged, as to  which it agrees. (1977, c. 711, s. 1.)