Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 30, 2023 / 12:20 pm
One of the 12 jurors deciding the fate of the pro-life father of seven Mark Houck in Philadelphia federal court has been replaced by an alternate.
The alternate took the place of the original juror at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, when deliberations began again. Defense lawyers for Houck could not comment on the reason for the replacement.
The jury began deliberations on the case on Friday but said they were “deadlocked” and would not come to a decision that night.
Many of Houck’s family members were present in the courtroom Monday and were praying the rosary together. There was a notable media presence as well.