Rumpled Academic Update: “Jurors in terrorism trial ordered to keep working: They say they have reached some verdicts but are deadlocked on the fate of 2 defendants,” from the Orlando Sentinel, with thanks to KJ:
TAMPA — Jurors in the terrorism conspiracy trial of former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian reached verdicts Monday for two of the defendants but told the judge they were deadlocked on the fate of the other two.
U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. ordered jurors to return to discussions to see if they could get verdicts on all counts. Moody sealed the two completed verdict forms and didn’t say which two defendants were in question.
Jurors returned to deliberations but stopped for the day at 4 p.m. They’ll resume today. Attorneys in the case left the federal courthouse without commenting.