After two full days of deliberations, the jury in Ghislaine Maxwell’s criminal child sex trafficking trial failed to reach a verdict, which pushes the trial into next week as jurors head home early for Christmas weekend.
Since Monday afternoon, the twelve-member jury has been behind closed doors trying to reach a decision. They have made a few simple requests throughout, including asking for the transcripts of three witnesses who testified against Epstein’s accused partner in crime, and for several documents, but there has been little to indicate what a possible outcome may be.
On Wednesday at the end of the day, the panel was dismissed for the long holiday weekend.
The trial will resume on Monday.
Maxwell will now have to spend Christmas in a federal jail cell, with her fate still hanging up in the air – and her recent threat of “Naming Names” freshly looming – better double-check those cameras in her cell, we don’t want any accidental suicides here.
The evidence that has been presented against Maxwell throughout the past three weeks has seemingly been damning for her innocence.
In their closing arguments on Monday, prosecutors reiterated their case against Maxwell, which they believe speaks for itself, telling the jury that “If you believe those witnesses, then that’s it; the defendant is guilty,”
Several witnesses have testified that Maxwell was not only the main recruiter for Epstein’s perverted operation but was also an active contributor and participant in the actual abuse of underage girls.
One victim said she was “frozen in fear” by Epstein and Maxwell throughout the time they were abusing her, which started when she was just 14.
From age 14 through 16, the victim, only known as Jane, traveled on the infamous “Lolita Express” (Epstein’s private jet) “about ten times” with Epstein and Maxwell to his homes in NYC and New Mexico, where she was sexually abused by the couple each time
And that’s all without taking into account the massive amount of physical evidence that was presented at trial, or even the supposedly “missing” evidence that was collected by the FBI out of a safe in Epstein’s New York home.