Blagojevich jurors finish 8th day of deliberations

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 5:17 PM
Blagojevich jurors finish 8th day of deliberations

Jurors at ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial have finished yet another day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Wednesday was their eighth day of discussion. They'll start their ninth day on Thursday morning.

As on previous days, jurors offered no clues Wednesday about where they were in the process.

Jurors sometimes send notes to the judge that can indicate they've hit a roadblock. But this jury has sent only two and neither was very telling.

Jurors at Blagojevich's first trial deliberated for 14 days before coming back deadlocked on 23 of 24 charges.

The retrial jurors are considering 20 counts. Blagojevich has denied all the charges, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.