Nicollette Sheridan's attorney, Mark Baute, may have thought the jury "already made up their mind" yesterday, but today proves a whole different story.

The jury foreman told Judge Elizabeth Allen White that they're having a difficult time rendering a verdict in the Desperate Housewives trial.

So what now?

We wait until tomorrow.

After an unofficial tally of five hours and 30 minutes deliberating, Judge White said, "I am sensing some frustration," and read what is called an Allen charge, which states that the jury needs to work together to render the nine votes necessary for a verdict in civil court (there are 12 jurors on the panel, nine of them women).

She then continued, telling the jurors to "spend the evening to reflect on the matter and reconvene tomorrow morning."

Baute tells E! News outside the courtroom that, "It's very early for a jury to come back and have trouble deliberating," and says if it the jury ends up with a hung verdict, he says he will retry.

The panel will reconvene tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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