In the Harvey Weinstein trial, the jurors attempted to turn in a partial verdict and the prosecutors refused, sending the jurors back to deliberation.
About the prosecution’s refusal, Stewart Ryan said, “From a legal perspective, it made sense to send them back, but I think it can ultimately benefit them to give the jury the weekend. Sending them home increases the likelihood they come back with a full guilty verdict.”
Ryan also cautioned, “You never know what a jury is thinking.” Read the ABC News article here.
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and of rape in the third degree on Feb. 24, 2020.