My personal view is the jury have not put in the hard yards tonight in my view.They could go up to 8pm…Going home is just more white noise…Focus and do your duty, it takes guts. disappointing
3.15pm Jurors have been deliberating for more than 18 hours. Haven’t heard from them yet today
Update 11.30am Jury has now been deliberating for nearly 15 hours. No verdict yet. stay tuned
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Gerard Baden-Clay trial: Three days of deliberations and no verdict yet
The jury in the Gerard Baden-Clay murder trial are spending their third day deliberating a verdict on Monday.
The jury considering the fate of accused wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay is yet to reach a verdict after a third day of deliberations.
The seven men and five women of the jury returned to the courtroom briefly on Monday after requesting Justice John Byrne explain the nature of circumstantial evidence for the second time.
One juror sent a note to Justice Byrne requesting “another reading of the process and meaning and application of circumstantial evidence to arrive at a verdict”.
Justice Byrne re-read part of his summing up to the jury relating to circumstantial evidence.
“It is not necessary that facts be proved by direct evidence. They may be proved by circumstantial evidence alone, or by a combination of direct and circumstantial,” he said.
“So you should consider all the evidence, including circumstantial evidence.
“Importantly, to bring in a verdict of guilty based entirely, or substantially, on circumstantial evidence, guilt should not only be a rational inference, it must be the only rational inference that could be drawn from the circumstances.
“If there is any reasonable possibility consistent with innocence, it is your duty to find the accused not guilty.”
One juror lingered in the courtroom re-reading Justice Byrne’s summation which was displayed on a large screen, as the other jurors rose from their seats to return to the deliberation room.
The jury retired to consider its verdict at 11.10am on Thursday after hearing from 72 witnesses, including Mr Baden-Clay, and watching video recordings of police interviews with the Baden-Clays’ three young daughters.
Their deliberations were interrupted four times last week after it was revealed one juror accessed information on the internet and another juror requested the judge explain how the jury should view alleged lies told by Mr Baden-Clay.
The high-profile murder trial will enter its 21st day when the jury resumes its deliberations on Tuesday.
Mr Baden-Clay is accused of killing his wife Allison at their home in the affluent western Brisbane suburb of Brookfield on April 19, 2012, and dumping her body on the banks of Kholo Creek about 14 kilometres away.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Justice Byrne told the jury for the first time last week it could consider a manslaughter verdict if it finds Mr Baden-Clay not guilty of murder.
To find Mr Baden-Clay guilty of manslaughter the jury does not need to conclude he intended to kill his wife, only that he did so unlawfully.
Mr Baden-Clay faces at least 15 years’ in jail without parole if found guilty of murder, while there is no fixed minimum non-parole period for manslaughter.
Brisbane Supreme Court Justice John Byrne has asked a jury to retire to consider a verdict in the trial of Gerard Baden-Clay.
Reserved for day 20 discussion during deliberations
Jurors in the murder trial of Gerard Baden-Clay will return TODAY to continue deliberating after being sent home for the weekend without reaching a verdict.
The jury has now spent just under 12 hours considering a verdict in the trial of the 43-year-old former real estate agent, who has denied killing his wife, Allison, in April 2012.
Her body was found on a creek bank 10 days after she had been reported missing from her home in the Brisbane suburb of Brookfield.
Thurday afternoon, Justice John Byrne had to remind jurors to only consider documents and material presented during the five-week trial, after revelations one of them had downloaded an overseas guide to jury service from the internet.
Justice Byrne scolded them, saying he had given directions three times not to make enquiries outside the courtroom and confiscated the material.
“What was done was wrong. I am, however, grateful it was brought to my attention,” he said.
“You scarcely need to know what some overseas commentator speaking about a very different system of jury trials happens to think,” he said