The jury in the Singer-Swapp trial was still deliberating Monday morning, after a weekend break.
Members of the panel obviously thought they were nearing a verdict Friday, as they stayed on the job five hours beyond their normal adjournment time of 5 p.m. They ordered out for submarine sandwiches and continued toiling through the case. But at 10 p.m. they gave up on reaching a unanimous decision that day.Jurors went home for the weekend and resumed deliberations at 9 a.m. Monday.
Jurors have to weigh 23 separate charges, counting each charge against each of the four defendants. Every charge has separate elements that they must decide were proven or not - such as forming the intention to commit the crime. All of these elements add up, forcing the jury to work a great many hours.