Menendez jury deadlocks but judge tells them to keep trying

NEWARK, N.J. — On Monday afternoon, the jury in Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial informed the court that it has been unable to reach a verdict on any of the 19 counts facing the powerful federal legislator.

“As of 2pm, on behalf of all jurors, we cannot reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges,” the note reportedly read. “Is there any additional guidance? And what do we do now?”

Today’s potential deadlock comes one week after an excused juror warned of a likely hung jury and blasted the government’s case against Menendez.

U.S. District Judge William Walls directed the jury to continue its deliberations on Tuesday and dismissed the jurors for the day.