Blog: Kwame tweets during jury deliberations

Published On: Feb 28 2013 01:29:15 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 01:37:03 PM EST

Local 4 is inside the courtroom for the federal corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father --Bernard Kilpatrick -- and his childhood friend Bobby Ferguson. We are bringing you information from inside federal court as it happens.

Day 8 in jury deliberations in the Kwame Kilpatrick federal corruption trial began at 9am today in the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse.

As the verdict waiting game continues, Kilpatrick has been keeping busy with a steady stream of tweets. 

Yesterday he plugged his sister's television appearance: 


Check out my sister, Diarra, on SOUTHLAND tonight at 10pm est (TNT). Lil sis is living her dream in LA.#proudbrother

He tweeted more about family just mere hours ago:


Great conversation w/my 93yr old Grandfather. Great Man! Blessed 2 be able 2 draw from his poise & wisdom. #gratitude

n response to a tweet that he should have listened to said grandfather when he was mayor, Kilpatrick replied:

@LionLenny I did sometimes. We had union harmony, record econ dev, low crime stats, housing starts, hosting nat'l events & spreading #DLove.

After another follower told Kilpatrick he believed in him and thanked him for being a great father, the former Detroit mayor tweeted back:


@ricej32 All is Well Brother! Just watching and waiting. I'm peaceful. Ready to start my life all over again. #victory

For now, watching and waiting is all a tethered Kilpatrick can do.

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