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Jury Deliberations Underway In McDonnells’ Trial

Jury Deliberations Underway In McDonnells’ Trial

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The jury in the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen began deliberating at noon Monday. That followed instructions from Judge James Spencer. Several witnesses, including the former first couple’s daughter Jeanine, told tales of a shattered marriage. The defense says the two could not have conspired to do special favors for supplement maker Jonnie Williams since they were barely on speaking terms. The prosecution says there were hundreds of text messages between Bob and Maureen McDonnell, debunking the claim that they were not getting along. The jury deliberated for five hours Monday.

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

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