Castillo guilty verdict tore at hearts – Raleigh News & Observer

CARRBORO — A jury is supposed to decide guilt, not feel it. But the jurors whose first-degree murder verdict on Friday meant Alvaro Castillo would spend the rest of his life in prison longed for other options, the jury foreman said in an interview Saturday. The six men and six women felt sorry for the mentally ill defendant who had lived a hardscrabble 22 years, said Thomas Boyer, the foreman.