Jury is deadlocked in murder trial of Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying

William Husel stood trial in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom on 14 counts of murder.

(CNN)Jurors in Ohio said Monday they are at an impasse and cannot reach a unanimous verdict in the murder trial of William Husel, the doctor accused of overprescribing the powerful opioid fentanyl to his critically ill patients and hastening their deaths.

Franklin County Judge Michael Holbrook instructed the jurors to continue their deliberations, which began April 12.

"I would suggest you take lunch, relax for a little bit, let the tension go and come back and see what you can do," he said.