NEWARK – The jury in Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial will continue deliberations tomorrow for a seventh day despite saying Monday they were deadlocked and could not reach a verdict.
After 35 days of trial and six days of jury deliberations over more than 20 hours that did not produce a verdict, the jurors in Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial seem to have got their second wind.
One day after declaring themselves hopelessly deadlocked Monday, the jurors spent more than five hours behind closed doors today without any communication with the judge.
At 3:30 p.m., Walls summoned the jurors to the courtroom, told them to cease deliberations and ordered them to return tomorrow morning.
Jurors said nothing to Walls other than a rote good evening, but long faces on a few may tell the story of a stressful time in the jury room.
Jurors had said Monday afternoon they were hopelessly deadlocked, but Walls sent them home early to reflect on their positions.
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