The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial continues deliberations for a fourth day, and reports are now coming out that the verdict count may be split.
One of Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers, Mark Richards, was quoted saying he believed that the jury may be split while leaving the courthose:
“They’re either working to get a consensus — maybe they’re dead-even split,” claimed Richards.
Several news organizations, including Newsmax, have indicated as much.
This comes as reports of “jury intimidation” are becoming more common.
Newsmax reports on the possibility of a 6-6 split.
Here's what Kyle Rittenhouse's lawyer Mark Richards had to say about a possible split via the New York Times:
After three days, the seven women and five men who are deciding Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate in a Kenosha courtroom have yet to reach a consensus, a strikingly long deliberation that suggests the jurors have clashed on the weighty decisions before them.
Mark Richards, a lawyer for Mr. Rittenhouse, seemed confounded by the length of the deliberations after court broke for the day late Thursday afternoon. “They’re either working to get a consensus — maybe they’re dead-even split,” Mr. Richards said of the jury as he left the courthouse.
The most startling part of the possibility of a 6-6 split is the timing.
Reports of "juror intimidation" have become prevelant, with MSNBC even being banned from the courtroom after one of their reporters was pulled over after running a red light while tailing the juror bus.