The subject of the jury note: spilled coffee on a verdict form.
"Can I get a new verdict form, today spilled coffee on the old one," the note from the foreperson read.
Does this mean they're filling it out? Or are they arm wrestling over count 16?
We were given no clues.
Well, except one, the second part of their note indicated the panel would leave at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow instead of 5:50 p.m. as jurors previously said.
So sounds like they still have work to do.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Niewoehner said individually "each request has been reasonable." But he said at some point if the jury continues asking for early departures, the court might need to address it.
"I think we should keep in mind they heard testimony for eight or nine weeks," Judge Amy St. Eve said.
Everyone noted that 4:30 p.m. is the usual breaking time.
Post Script: The jury has already announced it will not meet this Friday because one of the jurors has a day care issue.