NY: First day of jury deliberations ends without a verdict in disgraced former president’s trial

Source: NBC News

“The judge overseeing the hush money case against Donald Trump dismissed the jury on Wednesday afternoon after no verdict was reached on Day One of deliberations in the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. Deliberations started late in the morning after state Judge Juan Merchan delivered lengthy instructions to the 12-person jury. They deliberated for about 4 1/2 hours. Court will reconvene in Thursday morning, when jurors will re-hear portions of testimony they requested to review as well as Merchan’s jury instructions, which it took him about an hour to read on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if the instructions will be read again in their entirety. The request for testimony and instructions came by way of notes from the jury on Wednesday. A verdict could now come as soon as Thursday, though deliberations could easily extend into next week or beyond.” (05/29/24)