No verdict yet in Robert Higbee case
Trying to read into jury questions is almost impossible. Higbee could still walk away with a not guilty verdict, but I have some serious doubts at this point. Friday came and went without a verdict which is always important for a defense attorney. A lot of verdicts tend to come down around 4 on Fridays when the weak hands fold as the prospect of coming back on Monday becomes real.
With the jury out all day, not much happened except for some jury questions. At first they wanted a calculator and then an hour later, they wanted a ruler. I can’t possibly think of another criminal trial where a jury would ask for things like that. I can’t see how this helps the defense. The more they try to calculate one thing or the other, the more they are trying to find guilt.
My best guess is that there will be several more questions on Monday in addition to at least one read back request. As a result, I don’t think we will see a verdict on Monday.