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Rod Blagojevich Corruption Jury Goes Home Without a Verdict

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The 12 jurors who are deciding whether to convict former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of corruption charges went home on Monday without reaching a verdict.

The jurors are sifting through 20 counts, including charges that Blagojevich tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

The first jury deadlocked on all but one charge after 14 days of deliberations. This time around, the prosecution has simplified the case.

Among the 12 people are deliberating the case, 11 are women, two are African-American and one is Hispanic.

The lone male juror is originally from Boston. He's unemployed, and he once wore a Red Sox shirt to court, which is perhaps why Blagojevich has twice mentioned Fenway Park in his testimony.

The women include a bartender who works part time as a wedding photographer; a pension adminstrator for a consulting firm; a widowed retiree; a caterer; a former director of sales and operations; a dietitian who specializes in bananas; a third grade teacher; a dental technician; a retired choir director; a librarian; and a retiree who says she likes to donate to Goodwill and her church.

 

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