Jurors sequestered in doctor sex assault trial

Deliberations in Calvin Day sex assault trial set to resume Wednesday at 9 a.m.

SAN ANTONIO - After deliberating for 13 hours with no consensus reached, Judge Ron Rangel of the 379th District Court sequestered the jury tasked with deciding the punishment for Calvin Day, a well-known dermatologist convicted of sexually assaulting a female patient in 2010.

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That same jury convicted Day last week and spent the following days listening to testimony in the punishment phase of the trial.

During that time, seven other women testified that Day groped or touched them inappropriately.

Testifying on Day's behalf were patients and a former employee who said they never witnessed inappropriate behavior in his office. They also told the jury that Day has performed life-saving procedures.

Three times throughout the day Tuesday the jury sent notes to the judge. Early that afternoon, the jurors were deadlocked at 11 to 1, but it is unclear which way the majority of the jurors were voting.

After no decision could be reached, Judge Rangel sequestered the jury shortly before 11 pm Tuesday.

They were bussed to a hotel after Rangel ordered them to avoid all media and "eat a good breakfast."

Deliberations are set to resume Wednesday at 9 a.m.

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