Blagojevich jurors to begin 3rd day deliberating

Blagojevich jurors to begin 3rd day deliberating
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 1:45am

Jurors at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are set to begin a third day of deliberations.

The jury is wading through dozens of prosecution exhibits, including FBI wiretaps recordings. The 11 women and one man resume deliberations Tuesday.

Jurors filled scores of notebooks during six weeks of testimony. Many took feverish notes when Blagojevich testified for seven days and denied all 20 charges.

A teacher, a dietitian and a former church choir director are among those on the jury.

Blagojevich faces 20 counts, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

Jurors at Blagojevich's first trial deadlocked on all but one charge. He was convicted of lying to the FBI.

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