Kilpatrick trial pauses for Connecticut shooting victims

Residents look on during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

The Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial paused briefly Monday to honor victims of the Connecticut school shooting.

A male juror interrupted testimony at 9:36 a.m. and asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds if they could observe a moment of silence for the victims.

“Of course we can,” Edmunds said.

Kilpatrick, co-defendant Bobby Ferguson and others bowed their heads during the 30-second break.

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