With new member on Menendez jury, deliberations start fresh

NEWARK — When jurors in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez assemble on Monday morning to deliberate, they’ll start with a new member, but not necessarily with a clean slate, one jury consultant told NJ Advance Media.

Alan Tuerkheimer, a Chicago-area jury consultant, said it’s unlikely the seating of a new juror will dramatically alter the balance of the deliberating jury.

When Evelyn Arroyo-Maultsby was dismissed from the deliberating jury on Thursday to attend an upcoming pre-planned vacation, she told reporters that jurors remained deadlocked on the issue of Menendez’s guilt or innocence on the bribery charges.

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Source: NJ.com Bergen

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