“…12/26/2017 — All jurors were present; Juror #6, sitting in seat 4, was dismissed. Jurors deliberated; deliberations to be continued on 12/27/2017 at 9:00am. (Court Reporter Annette Montalvo.) (Tata, Vivek)….”
Last week, there was a discussion on the record of one juror being too ill to travel. My hunch is that the able Judge Matsumoto has replaced that juror, so as to allow the jury to function both efficiently and with some certainty. This is why we have alternates. It seems clear that counsel for both sides did concur — as there were no motions in opposition, overnight.
But we will wait for official confirmation of these facts, in due course. At this point it is all simply my informed conjecture.
Onward — as a frigid but clear and sun-dappled Namaste — is offered, here.