BELL (CBSLA.com) — Jurors in the city of Bell corruption trial have gone home for the weekend after concluding deliberations for the day.
The reconstituted jury on Friday posed a question to the court regarding the statute of limitations for the crimes alleged.READ MORE: Fatal Pedestrian Collision At PCH And Newland Street In Huntington Beach
They were informed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy that the statute is four years from the date law enforcement officials found out about the alleged wrongdoing.
As CBS2’s Dave Lopez reports, jurors were then told to count back four years from March 26, 2010, which is when it is alleged that one of the defendants went to the District Attorney’s office to blow the whistle.READ MORE: 'Sunday Sessions' Free Concerts Return To Grand Park After Nearly 2 Years
On Thursday, the panel was ordered to restart deliberations after one of the panelists was dismissed for misconduct and replaced with an alternate.
Deliberations are expected to resume on Monday. A total of 126 counts will need to be decided upon.MORE NEWS: Authorities Searching For 26-Year-Old Inmate Edgar Benitez Who Walked Away From Minimum-Security Fire Camp
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