SCRANTON — After two days of deliberations, there is still no verdict in a high-profile murder trial in Lackawanna County.
Friday was the second day of deliberations in Jason Dominick’s trial on murder charges.
When attorneys seated a jury in this case two weeks ago, they didn’t expect the trial to last this long. That has now created some scheduling conflicts with jurors.
It’s been about 16 hours since they started deliberating and they may be further from reaching a verdict than they were when they started Thursday afternoon.
Jurors have to decide whether or not the defendant Jason Dominick is guilty of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.
One juror was excused around noon Friday to go to a family member’s funeral and one of the alternate jurors was switched in.
Over the course of their deliberations, jurors have asked to look through forensic evidence found at the crime scene when Frank Bonacci’s body was found in his SUV in July.
We have been told that if jurors don’t have a verdict by about 6:30 p.m. Friday, they will be sent home because of another scheduling conflict with a juror.
Attorneys and police officers prosecuting this case say they’ve never experienced jury deliberations this long before.