Before closing court for the day, Judge James R. Spencer gave jurors — and the rest of us — an outline on what’s left in the corruption trial of Robert F. and Maureen McDonnell, now that the former governor’s testimony has ended.
He said McDonnell’s attorneys have one more witness to put on the stand (one of his lawyer’s stood to say that witness’s testimony would not take long).
After that, Maureen McDonnell’s lawyer William Burck is expected to put several witnesses on the stand in the former first lady’s defense. (He stood to say he anticipates his case will take about three hours).
Finally, Spencer indicated, prosecutors will have the opportunity to present a rebuttal case. Neither the judge nor prosecutors provided information about how long they expect that to take.
“Slowly, but surely, we’re getting there,” Spencer told jurors.
Court will resume at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.