Nicola Anderson: Strain shows as foreman asks evidence to be replayed
The strain had finally begun to tell on Eamonn Lillis. As he sat in his seat with his black overcoat still on, he pinched and pulled on his cheeks and stroked his upper lip in a nervous tic as the waiting continued.
Worse still, perhaps, was that the 52-year-old advertising executive was forced to sit through a taped hearing of the evidence he had given in court, at the request of the jury.
They wanted to hear his account of the day of his wife's death up until the point he made the 999 call.