On the contrary, Jay. I don't think Craig explained enough to you. A) You're in Jersey right? So, your meeting is done at 9am pacific time. There will be no verdict before then. The jury isn't even due back in court TO CONTINUE DELIBERATIONS until 8:30. B) What constituted a "strong possibility of an announcement" today? Not sure where you got that but obviously your secret source was wrong. (must be the same one that told you the jury will finalize deliberations, sign all paperwork, have judge review all paperwork, gather everyone in the courtroom, alert the media, read instructions to the jury and courtroom, and read the verdict all between the hours of 8:30 and 9am)
Actually, an acquittal IS much less complicated -- no denying that!!! I've been a juror recently. The very first thing they do is an informal vote to see where everyone stands. If the majority felt like there was no basis, they would ha e already come back by now with their verdict. Since they have not, I can only assume that they are deliberating each charge and trying to weigh impact of harm.