Menendez jury split a 6th day
A JUDGE told deadlocked jurors in Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial on Tuesday to “take as much time as you need” to try to reach a verdict on 18 counts against the New Jersey Democrat and his wealthy friend.
The panel spent the day deliberating, but finished without reaching a verdict. In all, the jury has deliberated for five full days and part of a sixth.
The panel sent a note to Newark Federal Judge William Walls on Monday saying they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on any of the counts. On Tuesday, Walls told them to take their time: “This is not reality TV. This is real life.”
Menendez and a doctor pal are charged with bribery, fraud and conspiracy.