The all-white jury in the trial against two Shenandoah, Pa., men charged with a hate crime continues deliberating after five hours.
The 12 members of the jury came out to ask Judge Richard A. Caputo if at the time of the alleged conspiracy, did defendant Derrick Donchak had to know there would be an FBI investigation in the future?
Judge Caputo instructed the jury, reading to them the US Code 18 Title 371 that addresses conspiracy. After this, the jury went back to deliberate.
Earlier today, Mr. Donchak was seen in company of a girl throwing a coin to a fountain and walking in the park across the US Courthouse in Scranton.
When I later approached Mr. Donchak to ask him how these days have been for him, he stepped-up his march and said “rough.”
Also, it is visible the increase in the number of media outlets that have made their way to Scranton to cover the verdict. And that’s because at the time the jury came out to ask their questions, journalists were half the audience in the courtroom.
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