The jury in the Jeffrey Marsalis rape trial deliberated for a fourth day without reaching a verdict, but jurors asked the judge a question yesterday that could suggest trouble for the prosecution.
Marsalis, 34, is accused of drugging and raping seven woman whom he lured into dates by pretending to be a doctor, a secret agent, and an astronaut.
Jurors a day earlier could be heard shouting at each other. Yesterday, cooler heads prevailed.
The jury asked the judge in a written question: "Can a person give consent to intercourse while legally intoxicated?"