The trial of Rabbi Osher Eisemann, founder of the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI), continued today, with the jurors deliberating for a third day.
Deliberations began on Friday.
Middlesex County Judge Benjamin Bucca has sent home the jurors, who will be back at the courthouse in East Brunswick, NJ, at 9 a.m. tomorrow to resume.
The jury is comprised of fourteen jurors, five men and nine women, who conduct their deliberations privately, without the participation of the judge or attorneys. The jury must issue a unanimous verdict or be rendered a hung jury. In the latter scenario, there is a possibility that the case can be retried.
Today, the jury continued to ask a number of questions, as they analyzed the details of fund transfers and state testimony. They were provided with various audio clips to listen to, while the judge rejected a request for transcripts.
A number of people from Lakewood traveled once again to be at the courthouse today to show solidarity with the Eisemann family. Rabbi Eisemann and his children have been spending the bulk of their time at the courthouse davening and learning.
A number of yeshiva bochurim visited the courthouse today to be nosei b’ol with Rabbi Eisemann.
One member of the jury might not be present tomorrow, as she has a job interview scheduled. It is not clear if she will indeed be absent or not.
All are asked to daven for Osher ben Chana Frumet.