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Elizabeth Holmes jury says it is deadlocked on three charges; judge says to keep deliberating

If found guilty, the 37-year-old faces up to 20 years in prison.

Published: January 3, 2022 3:32pm

Updated: January 3, 2022 3:40pm

The jury in the Elizabeth Homes fraud trial is showing signs of deadlock on three of the 11 criminal charges the former Theranos CEO faces, according to a note from the panel Monday. 

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila spoke with attorneys from the defense and prosecution, then encouraged the panel to continue deliberations, The Associated Press reported. The judge asked jurors to re-evaluate their own opinions and remember that the charges must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The panel then resumed deliberations.

The jury has deliberated for more than 46 hours so far to determine whether Holmes is guilty of nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. If found guilty, the 37-year-old faces up to 20 years in prison. 

Holmes was accused of misleading investors and patients about Theranos's blood-testing devices by claiming the technology was a medical breakthrough when in reality it was prone to errors.

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