No verdict in sight in Percoco trial

NEW YORK (NEWS10) - Deliberations continued in the corruption trial of Joseph Percoco on Tuesday.

Day 4 of jury deliberations wrapped up in the trial of Percoco and still no verdict in sight.

Instead, a flurry of notes indicates a restless jury. Three jurors asked to be dismissed from the case due to personal and work issues. There was also at least two notes expressing they’re in a deadlock.

One jury cites fundamental differences, and that “nobody wants to compromise their own beliefs.”

Another juror writes, “we are largely divided in opposing views. The only thing we seem to agree on is that we cannot agree.”

The judge did not grant any of the excuses.

One juror is holding up the process saying she cannot deliberate past 2 p.m. and her mind is at home with her two sick children.

The defense says they are strongly against bringing in an alternate juror. The judge denied a motion for a mistrial for now.

The only other option, she says, is to continue with 11 jurors.

“It’s a good sign that they [the jurors] are carefully considering the evidence and it’s a good sign that they picked up on points that we made if you can read into the jury notes. More than that it’s hard to tell,” Barry Bohrer, Percoco’s attorney, said.

Bohrer says they’re still considering their options.

“Well see what the next day in court brings then we’ll give our reaction to the judge and see how it turns out.”

Both sides will have the day on Wednesday to figure it out as court will not resume until Thursday

The judge called a snow day on Wednesday due to the impending storm.

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