This day occupies pages 272 through 300 of Volume III of the transcript.
He allows the jury the opportunity to render a verdict with a qualification, such as “guilty but not through religious fanaticism.”
The jury deliberated for one hour and twenty minutes.
The verdict: Yes, it is proven that the crime was committed at the factory.
The other verdict: NO, NOT GUILTY.
The juror tally is not given. It could have been evenly split; it could have been a two-vote majority. Different accounts differ. The urban legend is that one juror, being pressured to vote guilty, turned to the corner of the conference room with the icons in it, crossed himself, and said “I can’t do it.” And he voted to acquit Beilis.
Read the posting called “Endgame” for my analysis of events from day 28 through day 34.
Judge Fyodor Boldyrev
Criminal Prosecutor, Oscar Vipper
Civil Prosecutor Georgy Zamyslovsky
Private Civil Prosecutor Aleksey Shmakov
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