Recently, Bob Menendez’s corruption trial was the main topic in the news.
And the jury just delivered a stunner to the judge in the trial.
He reportedly told the judge on Monday that they were unable to reach “unanimous decision on any of the charges.”
According to our source, IJR, the judge considered the options before ordering the deadlocked jurors to go home and then come back on Tuesday for additional deliberations.
“JUST IN: Judge considering options after a jury in bribery trial against Sen. Menendez says it “cannot reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges.”
“UPDATE: Judge overseeing bribery trial against Sen. Menendez tells deadlocked jurors to go home for the day and return to deliberations Tuesday,” NBC reported.
“The jury in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor and friend told the judge on Monday it couldn’t reach a verdict on any of the 19 counts against them.
The jury’s message came after an alternate replaced a juror who was excused last week for a pre-arranged vacation. The excused juror told reporters Thursday she would have voted for acquittal, but expected the trial to end in a hung jury.
A mistrial would be a major defeat for the government, which spent more than two years investigating the New Jersey senator’s ties with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen and about as long in the run-up to the trial, which is in its 11th week.
UPDATE: Judge overseeing bribery trial against Sen. Menendez tells deadlocked jurors to go home for the day and return to deliberations Tuesday.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 13, 2017
After the jury sent its note to U.S. District Judge William Walls on Monday, the judge told the panel to “go home, have a good meal and a good sleep and clear your heads.” He told the jurors to return Tuesday,” Chicago Tribune reported.
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