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Bell Jury Returns to Deliberate Remaining Corruption Counts – Eric Spillman Reports

LOS ANGELES — A day after delivering mixed verdicts to six ex-Bell City Council members accused of stealing public money, jurors will return to court Thursday morning to address their continued deadlock on nearly half the counts the defendants faced.

The jury is due back in Judge Kathleen Kennedy’s courtroom at 9 a.m., though it remains unclear if the panel will continue to deliberate on the undecided charges. Wednesday’s verdicts came on the 18th day of deliberations.

Also unclear is if and how Kennedy or the attorneys involved will address last-minute questions submitted by the jury Wednesday. Hours after the verdicts were read, jurors submitted questions that raised questions about whether they were unanimous in their verdicts, ending the day on a chaotic note.

Eric Spillman reports.

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