Apr 8, 2015 8:59 AM
Tsarnaev jury asks questions before more deliberations
BOSTON- The Tsarnaev jury asked two questions before returning to deliberations.
The first question deals with length of conspiracy. The judge says it's up to jury to use fact and evidence to determine the scope. Three of the 30 counts include a conspiracy charge: use a weapon of mass destruction, bomb a place of public use, and maliciously destroy property.
The jury also asked if they have to answer all sub questions on verdict slip. According to the judge, if the charge is guilty, all questions must be answered unanimously.
Question No. 2 deals with the definition of aiding and abetting. Most of the charges include that language. The judge says they are the same, it means the defendant shared knowledge of the crime and willfully participated.
The jury deliberated for more than seven hours on Tuesday. They resumed deliberations at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.