Jurors in Paul Manafort's trial asked the judge 'what is reasonable doubt?' in a series of questions at the end of their first day of deliberations Thursday.
Manafort was brought back to court to listen as Judge T.S. Ellis III addressed a note sent by the six men and six women raising four questions for him to address.
The judge announced the note just after 5 p.m.after a full day of deliberations which began at 9.30 a.m. when the judge told the jury to take as long as they wished.
The questions will be pored over for insights into what the jurors are thinking - although a request to define reasonable doubt is a common occurrence in criminal cases.
Ellis told them that the government was not required to prove their case beyond 'all possible doubt' but beyond doubt 'based on reason'.
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