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Tracie Hunter trial: Verdict reached for one count

The jury spent five weeks and three days listening to arguments in Hunter's case before deliberations began on Thursday. (FOX19/Jody Barr) The jury spent five weeks and three days listening to arguments in Hunter's case before deliberations began on Thursday. (FOX19/Jody Barr)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A verdict has been reached for one of the nine counts against suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter.

Count Six, unlawful interest in a public contract, was decided by the 12 jurors on Friday but sealed by Judge Norbert Nadel. Jurors were instructed to keep the verdict confidential. 

Hunter used her position and influence to obtain federally protected medical records in order to help her brother, prosecutors said of the sixth felony count against her.

[Timeline: Live-tweets from the court house]

Steven Hunter was fired from his job at the Hamilton County juvenile detention center in 2013 for allegedly punching an inmate. He took the stand last week and told jurors that he received records from his sister one night before his termination hearing.

Prosecutors claimed those records contained confidential information on the juvenile victim Steven allegedly assaulted.

The other eight counts against Tracie Hunter remain undetermined. Jury members reportedly told the judge on Friday that they were having trouble reaching verdicts on the charges, which include tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office.

Jurors return to the Hamilton County Courthouse on Tuesday to continue deliberations.

Related: Tracie Hunter's brother takes the stand

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