The jurors in the Darryl Lierman trial were told this afternoon to go home and pack their bags because they will now be sequestered.
Judge Mark Johnson told the jurors at about 2 p.m. to go home and prepare for five days sequestration. They were told to return to the Antelope County Courthouse by 4:30 p.m. today.
Judge Johnson explained to the jury that “procedural matters have arisen,” so evidentiary matters must be taken care of, as he ordered the jury to be sequestered.
He said the case will also be heard on Saturday, but not Sunday, in order to expedite the trial.
The jury will be housed in a Norfolk hotel and allowed access to the telephone in their room. The judge prohibited cell phones, computers, newspapers and access to local television stations.
Transportation will be provided to the jury members, and they will be in the custody of the baliff.
Judge Johnson concluded his statements by saying he expects Tuesday to be the final day of the trial.