CNN: Judge Declares Mistrial in Bribery Trial Against Sen. Menendez

‘The judge saying I find that you were unable to reach a verdict and there is no alternative than declare a mistrial’

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SCHNEIDER: "This is what the judge has just told the jurors right before he dismissed them. The judge saying, 'I find that you were unable to reach a verdict and that further deliberations would be futile and there is no alternative but to declare a mistrial.' So to take you through what happened today, it was just about two hours ago that these jurors once again for the second time this week amid their 15 hours of deliberations, they gave the judge a note saying that they were unable to come to a unanimous verdict. In the past two hours, the judge has actually been interviewing these jurors one by one in the presence of Senator Menendez, as well as Dr. Melgin, and their attorneys. Now, what’s interesting is they got through the foreman of the jury, they got through jurors number one and two, but it was juror number three who was inside the judge's chambers apparently being interviewed by the judge for a grand total of 40 minutes, that’s an extensive period of time for a juror to be interviewed one-on-one. So one might take from this that it was juror number three who perhaps was maybe the lone holdout or one of the holdouts here." 

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