After six full days of deliberations, jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial still had not reached a verdict on Thursday evening.
The men and women of the trial had deliberated for 23 hours before heading into court to be put back in their hotel rooms. The sequestered jurors returned later in the evening for another half-day.
Jurors resumed deliberations at 12:30 a.m. Friday, after which prosecutors offered a stinging rebuke for Rittenhouse, the former Columbia, Mo., police officer charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brent Eugene Miller III.
“What I’m asking you to do is find this officer guilty,” prosecutor Chris Koster said. “Don’t you have some trust in the jury system that it works? Don’t you?”
The verdict is not due until Monday. In the meantime, both sides will resume their respective written closing arguments.