Verdict: Drew Peterson Guilty of Murder
The jury spent 8.5 hours Wednesday deliberating, and concluded Thursday.
Updated 2:50 p.m.
Drew Peterson has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Updated 2:40 p.m.
A verdict has been reached and will be read around 3 p.m.
Updated at 1:15 p.m.
The jury asked the judge to tell them what the word "unanimous" means.
Judge Edward Burmiila said he received the jury's question at 12:35 p.m. "Just to be clear, judge, what does 'unanimous' mean?" Burmila said the jury asked.
Burmila said he was sending back a note telling the jury that 'unanimous' means the agreement of all in regard to the matter at hand, and that when a verdict is reached, each juror must sign his or her name to it.
Updated at 12:40 p.m.
The jury has sent a question to the judge. The judge will read the question from the bench shortly.
Updated at 11:50 a.m.
The jury's lunch was just delivered. They may continue their deliberations while they eat.
The jury began deliberating at 9:05 a.m. Jurors were taken straight to the back. Judge Edward Burmila did not have them brought into the courtroom before they started their second day of deliberations.
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