ATLANTA -- Jurors in the seven-week-long federal extortion trial of the husband of former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins finally began deliberations yesterday.

According to an official with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Judge Joseph Hood told jurors late on Tuesday afternoon that they could begin deliberations that evening or wait until Wednesday morning. They chose to begin yesterday, the official said.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.