What to expect from Porter jury deliberations: What's it like for the jury?
The unnamed 12 jurors — four black women, three black men, three white women and two white men — are deliberating alone in a room in the courthouse. They have a copy of the jury instructions, pieces of evidence and a computer to replay video evidence. Their phones were collected, and they are not allowed to use electronic devices during deliberations.
Judge Barry G. Williams told the jurors they can take as long as they need to reach a verdict, and cautioned them to review the evidence carefully.
"You should not be swayed by sympathy, prejudice or public opinion," he said.
The jurors began deliberations at 2:30 p.m. Monday and wrapped up for the day about three hours later. They planned to resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The jurors are not sequestered — they can go home at night. Since the beginning of the trial, they have been instructed not to talk about the case and to avoid media coverage.
Jurors in Baltimore are paid $15 per day, according to the court website. Jurors are offered discounts for parking and lunch, though it's likely meals will be brought to the jurors during deliberations.