The panel deliberated two hours Friday to determine a punishment for Rene Bourassa, whom it found guilty of capital murder in the 2010 death of Lillian Wilson.
Authorities say Wilson had stopped at Central United Methodist Church near Wynne to pick up donations for storm victims. They alleged that Bourassa's car broke down near Wynne, and he got inside the church to sleep there.
Officials allege he struck Wilson repeatedly with a brass cross.
Jurors said 10 of them initially voted for life without parole, one voted for the death penalty and another didn't vote.