Jury Deliberations Begin in Blagojevich Retrial
Jurors at the retrial of ousted Illinois Gov.
Rod Blagojevich have begun deliberating.
Judge James Zagel told lawyers during a hearing on Friday that he was giving jurors copies of jury instructions so they could start. Closing arguments wrapped up Thursday.
Jurors in Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption retrial have completed their first full day of deliberations and have gone home for the weekend.
The case was sent to jurors Thursday evening after prosecution and defense attorneys had their final say during closing arguments. Deliberations on 20 criminal counts against Blagojevich began Friday morning. Jurors have already selected their foreman.