|Published:||Aug 17, 2010 9:01 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 17, 2010 6:01 PM EDT|
CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have asked the judge how they should mark the verdict form if they can't reach a decision on a count.
They also asked for a copy of the oath they took before they began deliberating.
Judge James B. Zagel said in his response that they shouldn't mark the form if they haven't been able to reach an agreement but should state that they couldn't agree. He said he will provide a copy of the oath.
Zagel also said that the defendants should be only a half-hour away from the court this week because of the possibility of a
verdict within several days.
Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and leverage the power of his office for personal gain.