The jury in Chris Deedy’s trial has deliberated for about 18 hours so far.
As supporters of Chris, we’re all hoping for the quick return of a not guilty verdict. But what is “quick?” We did some research and wanted to give you some perspective of how long juries deliberated in a few high profile cases:
- George Zimmerman – 16 hours – Not Guilty
- Jodi Arias – 15 hours – Guilty
- Casey Anthony – 10 hours 40 minutes – Not Guilty
- Drew Peterson – 14 hours – Guilty
- OJ Simpson (1995) – 4 hours – Not Guilty
- Phil Spector – 30 hours – Guilty
- Robert Blake – 35 hours – Not Guilty
- Scott Peterson – 50+ hours – Guilty
As you can see, times vary and don’t really correlate to a particular verdict. Keep in mind, the jury in Chris’ case heard a lot of testimony over the course of 20 days. That’s a lot of information to go through and they probably want to do their due diligence to make sure they have the facts straight.
In the meantime, please keep praying for Chris and we’ll keep you updated as soon as we have any news.