Day five of deliberations, and still no verdict on the first-degree murder trial of Ancaster’s Tim Bosma.
With more than 90 witnesses and 177 pieces of evidence, the jury must go through all of it before reaching its decision.
Factor in that the group of 12 started late Monday, had to deal with a sick juror Wednesday and listened back to two-hours of testimony.
Dellen Millard, 30, and Mark Smich, 28, are on trial after Bosma disappeared May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in his pickup truck.
The Crown believes Bosma was shot point-blank in the truck and then incinerated.
By comparison, the recent VIA train terror case in Toronto involving two accused was a two month trial. The jury deliberated for 11 days before coming back with a hung jury on one of the men.
The Bosma trial is double the size and much more complex.
The Luka Magnotta jury deliberated for 8 days before coming back with a first-degree murder verdict.
The longer it takes to deliberate, the better the chances of a deadlocked jury; however concern doesn’t begin to creep in until day 6 or 7.