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Jury will resume deliberations in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial

By meerna Jun11,2024

Hunter Biden leaves federal court on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

By Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – The latest on Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial (always local):

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was convicted of all three crimes in a federal gun trial in Delaware.

Judges found Hunter Biden guilty of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false statement on his application that he was not using drugs and illegally possessing a gun for 11 days.

As the verdict was read, Hunter Biden looked straight ahead and showed no emotion.

Currently:

— The jury in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial has returned a verdict

Here are the latest:

The jury in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial has returned a verdict

Jurors in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial in Delaware reached their verdict after about three hours of deliberations.

President Joe Biden’s son is accused of lying when he swore off drugs in 2018 to buy a gun.

Hunter Biden faces three felony charges related to the gun he had in his possession for 11 days before his brother’s widow found it in his truck and threw it in the trash.

Hunter Biden leaves the courthouse after the jury resumes deliberations

Hunter Biden left a Delaware courthouse with his wife as jurors began their second day of deliberations in his federal gun trial.

He is not required to remain in the courthouse while the jury is deliberating, but is expected to return if the jury returns with a note or verdict.

President Joe Biden’s son has been charged with three crimes: lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false statement on an application claiming he was not a drug user, and illegally possessing a firearm for 11 days.

Judges begin their second day of deliberations in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial

Jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday morning in the criminal case against Hunter Biden over a gun he bought in 2018, when prosecutors say he was addicted to crack cocaine.

Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Monday afternoon before leaving the federal courthouse in Delaware. They are considering whether President Joe Biden’s son is guilty of three felonies in the case, which pits him against his father’s Justice Department in the middle of the Democratic president’s re-election campaign.

Last week, prosecutors used testimony from Hunter Biden’s ex-wife and ex-girlfriends, photos of him with drug paraphernalia and other shoddy evidence to show that he lied when he checked “no” on a form at a gun store that asked if he had ” illegal drug user or addict.

Jury will resume deliberations in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial

On Tuesday, jurors will resume deliberations in the criminal case against Hunter Biden over a gun he bought in 2018, when prosecutors say he was addicted to crack cocaine.

Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Monday afternoon before leaving the federal courthouse in Delaware. They are considering whether President Joe Biden’s son is guilty of three felonies in the case, which pits him against his father’s Justice Department in the middle of the Democratic president’s re-election campaign.

Last week, prosecutors used testimony from his ex-wife and ex-girlfriends, photos of him with drug paraphernalia and other shoddy evidence to show that he lied when he checked “no” on a form at a gun store that asked if he was an “illegal user of or addicted to drugs.

What to know about Hunter Biden’s gun trial

The trial began last week in federal court in Delaware, with prosecutors seeking to show that Hunter Biden was addicted and regularly using drugs during the 11 days he bought and owned the gun.

Hunter Biden’s defenders tried to show that he did not consider himself an “addict” by filling out a form and stating that he was trying to turn his life around at the time.

By meerna

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