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Harvey Weinstein jury set to begin deliberations: What to know



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On Tuesday, a jury of seven men and five women will receive their instructions from Judge James Burke and head into deliberations with the goal of reaching a verdict in the Harvey Weinstein sex crimes trial, which began in New York on Jan. 6. 

Closing summations in the case – the first and so far only case put before a criminal jury in the #MeToo era – came at the end of last week after about three days of testimony by witnesses called by Weinstein’s defense and about 11 days of testimony by witnesses called by prosecutors. 

The trial will not be in session Monday, which is Presidents Day. Judge Burke expects to spend an hour Tuesday giving the jury their instructions, after which they will get the case.

Whether for conviction or acquittal, a verdict must be unanimous. If the jury cannot agree on a verdict, the judge will probably declare a mistrial. 



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