Is It Allowed to Send of Audio Playbacks to the Jury Room ?
In People v. Manuel, 294 Ill. App. 3d 113, 126, 228 Ill. Dec. 472, 689 N.E.2d 344 (1997), the court approved the sending of audiotapes to the jury room because there was a dispute over what was exactly said on the tapes, and "it was appropriate for the jurors to have access to the tapes during deliberations so that they could determine, for themselves, the extent to which the tapes confirmed the State's claim that defendant willingly was involved in the delivery of an illegal substance." Manuel, 294 Ill. App. 3d at 126.