Jurors Resume Deliberations In Daniel Holtzclaw Trial


Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 8:51 am
By: News 9


The 12-member jury returned to the Oklahoma County Courthouse to resume deliberations at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday the jury was sent to a hotel after 12 hours of deliberations. That is in addition to the nine hours on Monday when the jury was first handed the case.

12/8/2015 Related Story: Jury Continues Deliberations In Rape Trial Of Former OKC Officer

A jury of eight men and four women is sifting through more than a month's worth of testimony and evidence. They are deciding if Daniel Holtzclaw is guilty or not guilty of 36 felony counts including rape, sexual battery and other charges which carry a possible life sentence.

Thirteen women testified the former Oklahoma City police officer, who served in the Springlake division, abused his authority and attacked them while he was on duty.  We learned the jury asked to review Holtzclaw's two-and-a-half-hour video interview again on Tuesday. It is the interview sex crimes detectives conducted with Holtzclaw when they first brought him in for questioning.

It's been a bit of a waiting game at the Oklahoma county courthouse. But Wednesday, a few supporters of the alleged victims are here again hoping this jury reaches a verdict. Many have been asking what is taking so long. And It could be several things. But keep in mind they have 36 counts of rape and other sex crimes to consider in this case. And if they reach a guilty verdict, then there's punishment to consider.

Prosecutors have asked the jury to recommend life in prison and defense attorney Scott Adams asked the key to send him home with his family, saying the case is full of reasonable doubt. 

Wednesday morning, both prosecutors and the defense team were called to the judges chambers to address a question from the jury. 

The judge has allowed cameras in the courtroom when the verdict is read, and we will bring that to you live on air and on News9.com when the jury reaches one.

Wednesday morning, both prosecutors and the defense team were called to the judges chambers to address a question from the jury. 

#DanielHoltzclaw atty Scott Adams just walked back to the judge's chamber- appears jury has another question as they enter hour 23. @NEWS9

— Adrianna Iwasinski (@AIwasinski) December 9, 2015

State prosecutors confirm there was a question but after that said "no comment" #DanielHoltzclaw @NEWS9

— Adrianna Iwasinski (@AIwasinski) December 9, 2015

The judge has allowed cameras in the courtroom when the verdict is read, and we will bring that to you live on air and on News9.com when the jury reaches one.

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The 12-member jury returned to the Oklahoma County Courthouse to resume deliberations at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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