Elizabeth Holmes jury concludes fifth day of deliberations with no verdict

The jury in the federal fraud trial against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes still has not reached a verdict Tuesday after the fifth full day of deliberations in the case. 

The panel will return on Wednesday for its sixth day of talks, following closing arguments in the nearly four-month-long trial. 

The jury is nearing 40 hours of discussion since it began weighing the fate of the former CEO and once-rising star in the biotech world. 

So far, the jury has asked two questions of Judge Edward Davila. The first came on Dec. 21 when the panel asked if it could take the jury questions home. The judge denied that request – saying the instructions were part of the deliberation process.

Then on Thursday, the jury asked to listen to recorded conversations between Holmes as investors with the Dallas-based Hall Group that were entered into evidence at trial.

The jury was not provided a transcript of the calls, which were recorded in 2013. They were instructed that if they wished to listen to the calls again, they would have to do so in open court. 

Holmes faces nine counts of fraud and two counts of conspiracy for allegedly defrauding patients and investors in her failed blood-testing company.

 Evan Sernoffsky is an investigative reporter for KTVU. Email Evan at evan.sernoffsky@foxtv.com and follow him on Twitter @EvanSernoffsky