Death in Juror's Family Puts Stevens Trial on Hold
Jury sent home as deliberations grind closer to Election Day
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 12:34 PM CDT
The jury in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been sent home for the weekend due to a death in one of the juror's families.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Deliberations in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens were halted again today when the judge sent the jury home following the death of a juror’s father, Politico reports. The juror flew to California, and it’s unknown whether she’ll return for deliberations. This latest delay pushes deliberations closer to Election Day, when Stevens’ name will be on the ballot.