Tuesday marked the first full day of deliberations for the jury tasked with finding a verdict in the Bridgegate trial. Since jurors did not reach a verdict on Tuesday or Wednesday, deliberations will continue on Thursday, pushing the trial well into it’s seventh week.
On Tuesday, jurors asked three questions, according to reports:
Those three questions point to a divided jury, something that was further evidenced by the failure to reach a verdict on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, it appeared that the judge and attorneys were dealing with an undisclosed legal issue, according to reports.
The jury is currently weighing whether or not defendants Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni are guilty of nine counts of conspiracy and related charges for their alleged role in the 2013 lane closures of the George Washington Bridge that caused gridlocked traffic in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The star witness for the prosecution, former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employee David Wildstein, has admitted to a role in the scheme and implicated both Kelly and Baroni. Jurors need to decide if Kelly and Baroni will be found innocent or guilty of misusing Port Authority resources.
Jury deliberations will continue on Thursday.