The jury had two questions for Judge Zagel, neither of which sounded promising for the prosecution. The jurors requested a copy of the oath they took when they were sworn in as jurors. The judge gave the jurors that oath, which reads in part, “each of you do solemnly swear to truly try to render a true verdict…”
The jurors also asked how to fill out the jury form if they could not reach a unanimous decision. The judge told them to write their decision on the top of the count if it was not unanimous. He said all jurors should sign the form, but the numerical division should not be noted.
The judge also requested that the Blagojevich brothers be within a half-hour of the courtroom, as a verdict is likely this week.