Pellicano Trial: Jury Deliberations Go On

05/25/2011 12:30 pm ET

Just in case you're wondering, there is still no verdict in the Pellicano trial. That's right. They're still deliberating and in case you've forgotten, they started way back on May 1st. The jury had an extra long day yesterday--deliberating from 8:00AM until 3:00. (They take a lunch break at 11:00 each day.) For the second time since deliberations started, they asked to hear several audio recordings. Those recordings were played back in court with the defendants present. The jury then went back into deliberations before it broke for the day. They are scheduled to deliberate from 8:00 until 2:00 today--there are no jury deliberations on Friday due to a juror scheduling conflict. So, given the amount of time the judge will need to review instructions, the jury would have to come back with a verdict well before 12:00 in order for the judge to actually get a chance to review before the end of the day. (As it happens, the judge is also attempting preside over another trial while this jury continues to deliberate.) There is all kinds of guessing about why the jury is asking the questions that is, but given the range of questions, most of the counsel involved has been reluctant to speculate even off the record. I'll keep you posted....

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