The judge at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial told the jury to sit daily until a verdict was given.
Judge Allison Nathan said it was a measure to avoid misjudgment in the event of COVID-19.
The jury is discussing allegations of sex trafficking in six children, which lasts nearly 30 hours.
The judge, who oversees the child sex trafficking trial at Ghislaine Maxwell, told the jury on Tuesday to sit down every day until a verdict is given due to the increase in the COVID-19 Omicron case in New York.
“I must positively request deliberation every day until they reach a verdict.” US District Judge Alison Nathan He told the court for “a highly contagious variant of Omicron.”
Judge Nathan also required the jury to stay until 6 pm daily, but the jury rejected the request and only required to meet until 5 pm.
She also reminded the jury of the COVID-19 protocol, such as wearing N-95 and KN-95 masks and social distance. She said the measure was to ensure that there were no misjudgments in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
In court, Judge Nathan had previously told the jury that he would be off Thursday and Friday for the New Year, but on Tuesday he could include weekend deliberations if he had not been verdicted by then. I left it.
The jury began deliberations on the fate of Ghislaine Maxwell on December 21, deciding whether she would be convicted or acquitted of six charges in a child trafficking trial.
Prosecutor Blame Maxwell About trafficking a girl with Jeffrey Epstein and sexually abusing herself.Claim Prosecution Focusing on activities from 1997 to 2004, I am concerned about the illegal activity against the four whistleblowers who were 14 years old at the time.
Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the indictment.
Judge NathanHanded the charges to the jury later on December 21st. Closing argument from the prosecutor When Counsel..
Closing arguments conclude the three-week testimony. Only 2 days for defense — Much shorter than the lawyer initially expected 6 weeks.
This is Price overview, Includes what the jury must agree to convict or not guilty of Maxwell at each count.
A complete description for Nathan’s jury can be read here..
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