Blago jurors to enter 8th day of deliberations

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 3:02 AM
Blago jurors to enter 8th day of deliberations

Jurors in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial are entering their eighth day of deliberations, and it remains unclear how far the panel is from reaching a verdict.

There have been only two jury notes to the judge since the jury first withdrew to deliberate. Neither offered good clues about how the discussions are going.

Jurors at Blagojevich's first trial deliberated for 14 days before filing back into court. When they did, they announced they only agreed on one of 24 charges.

Blagojevich took the stand at his retrial and denied all 20 counts. One allegation is that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.