VERDICT TODAY: Josh Hastings, shown in a file photo from earlier in the trial, awaits a decision from the jury in the manslaughter case against the former Little Rock police officer.

  • Brian Chilson
  • NO VERDICT TODAY: Josh Hastings, shown in a file photo from earlier in the trial, awaits a decision from the jury in the manslaughter case against the former Little Rock police officer.

The jury is out for deliberations in the manslaughter case of former LRPD officer Josh Hastings. The deliberations began about 11 a.m. and no word by 3:30 p.m. Long update on this morning’s closing arguments after the jump…

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UPDATE: The judge and lawyers have conferred privately about notes from jury, most recently about 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE II: About 6 p.m., after seven hours of deliberation, spectators learned no decision had been reached. Judge Wendell Griffen sent the jury home for the night to resume at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The jury consists of nine women and three men, all white.

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