Day Two of Jury Deliberations in the Paul Manafort Trial
Today is day two that the jurors in the Paul Manafort trial are deliberating.
Two choices were at play: decide the verdict today, or push it until Monday. With eighteen charges, today was a long shot. With a couple of days rest, that allows the jury to relax, organize their thoughts, and start all over again on Monday.
Now, the question is, what happens come Monday? Well, it would be surprising if they haven’t received a verdict by then. Remember, this jury is no different than you and I and would like to get back to their normal routine as soon as possible.
If the verdict is slow in being decided, then the way I see it, one of two things are happening. Again, remember it is eighteen charges. That is a lot. And this isn’t a trial that has a ton of DNA evidence like a murder trial or someone caught on camera that might make it simpler. This is a complex financial fraud case that most of us just don’t understand and honestly, find incredibly boring.
So, if the jury is slow to decide come Monday, they are wondering if some or all of the charges should stick, or you are looking at a hung jury.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
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