Nov 13, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Jury deadlocked in Menendez case

Photo: Julio Cortez / AP

Jurors in the corruption case against Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez told District Judge William Walls that they are unable to reach a unanimous decision in the case and asked for guidance. Walls told them to go home and start afresh tomorrow with deliberations.

Recap: Menendez has been charged with participating in a bribery scheme involving a wealthy doctor. Over the weekend, a former juror in the case who was excused for a pre-approved vacation told the press she thought Menendez was innocent but the jury was undecided. Judge Walls decided that statement did not have a great impact on the remaining jurors' decision-making.

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