Blagojevich Jury Taking an Extended Weekend
Jurors struggling to reach agreement at the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are taking three days off.
They are leaving the former governor, attorneys and other court watchers with an agonizing wait to find out whether they can break their apparent deadlock. There is no indication how long it might take for them to make a decision. And it's a wait that will be all the more difficult because jurors offered only the slightest of hints Thursday about what they've been doing in 12 days of deliberations.
The judge responded by telling them to deliberate further.
Since they began their deliberations two weeks ago, jurors have met Monday through Friday with weekends off.
A one-sentence statement from the court official didn't explain why they decided to take this Friday off.