Closing arguments will begin at 10 am Friday.
Guam – The defense in the Michael Ehlert sex abuse trial rested its case in chief in court today. That means that the jury could possibly deliberate and return a verdict by Friday evening.
Closing arguments in the high-profile case of University of Guam Professor Michael Ehlert, who stands accused of sexually assaulting several female UOG students while they attended “stroup parties” at his Ipan residence, are set to be heard Friday. In court today,
In court today, Ehlert’s attorney Jay Arriola made a request to sequester the jurors.
“In the event the jury is unable to conclude deliberations and reach a verdict by the end of the day on Friday, we motion the court to seriously consider sequestering the jury for the remainder of the deliberations,” Arriola said in court.
While Judge Vernon Perez stated that he would look into sequestration, he expressed doubts as he has never had to sequester a jury before.
Closing arguments will begin at 10 am on Friday.