The closing arguments in the NATO 3 trial concluded today and the jury began deliberations to determine whether each of them will be convicted or acquitted on each of the seven charges they are facing. The jury was released for the evening at about 11pm and are scheduled to return at 9am tomorrow to continue deliberations. They must keep deliberating until they reach a verdict.

Brent, Jared, and Brian looked focused and determined in court today, although they must have been stressed and exhausted beyond all belief. We will keep you updated on how they are doing as we hear more from them. We are also working on our in-depth notes on the closing arguments, but you can get a good glimpse into what went down in court today by checking out our Twitter rundowns!

State’s Closing Arguments:

Church’s Closing Arguments:

Betterly’s Closing Arguments:

Chase’s Closing Arguments:

State’s Rebuttal Arguments:

Jury Instructions:

At this point, we have no idea how long deliberations will last or what the verdict is likely to be. Thus, we have no idea whether to brace ourselves for long-term prisoner support or to start organizing our long-awaited victory party! While we wait, please send the NATO 3 a note to let them know that they are not alone in this ordeal!

Brent Betterly
PO Box 089002
Chicago, IL 60608

Brian Church
PO Box 089002
Chicago, IL 60608

Jared Chase
PO Box 089002
Chicago, IL 60608

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