Jurors began deliberating in R. Kelly’s child pornography trial on Thursday for more than three hours before being sent to a hotel for the night.
“We’re going to make some accomodation for you,” Judge Vincent Gaughan told them. He ordered sheriff’s deputies to bring the jurors back to the courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Friday to resume deliberations.
Prosecutors replayed the infamous video during closing arguments, while defense attorneys reiterated that it’s neither Kelly nor the person the state says was the underage girl on the tape. For three weeks, jurors have heard family members of the alleged victim, basketball coaches, forensics experts, and others testify as to their identities.