Trial proceedings to end early due to jury member's toothache, judge says

Judge Juan Merchan announced that proceedings in former President Trump's NY vs Trump trial will end early on Monday due to a jury member complaining of a toothache.

The proceedings will now end at 12:30 ET rather than 2 p.m., Merchan said. The juror in question, number 6, told the judge that they have a dentist appointment at 1:20.

Another juror, number 9, expressed concern about media attention surrounding the trial and said they were unsure about continuing to serve. Judge Merchan spoke with the juror a separate room along with lawyers for the prosecution and defense before announcing that the person would remain on the jury.

Jury selection concluded late last week after two confirmed jurors were dismissed. They both expressed concern about being identified by the public via press reports.

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