The judge in the grand larceny trial of Brooke Astor's son has told the jury to push forward despite apparent tension among the panel.
The jury sent a note to judge that apparently signaled a conflict.
The nature of it is unclear, but the judge urged the jurors to be respectful, reminding them emotions can run high during a long trial.
Jurors have sat through five months of arguments and eight days of deliberations.
Anthony Marshall is accused of exploiting his mother's failing health, getting her to change her will for his benefit, and selling one of her paintings. Marshall's attorney Francis Morrissey also faces charges.