Above: Rabbi Mendel Epstein
…A couple hours into their deliberations, jurors sent a note asking whether knowledge of someone's confinement against his will constitutes kidnapping.
In a written reply, Wolfson told them it does not constitute kidnapping but that they should ask for clarification if they need to know how that relates to the other charges.
In the second question shortly after lunchtime, they asked whether planning - but not participating in - an attempted kidnapping shows an intent to commit the crime. Wolfson instructed them to read the original explanations she gave them.
The jury of six men and six women deliberated for about 90 minutes on Wednesday afternoon before being excused for the day. Deliberations resume on Monday.…