It was reported that a Brisbane Supreme Court will continue its deliberations today on whether former surgeon Jayant Patel killed three patients and permanently injured another patient.
Patel, 60, has pleaded not guilty to the killings of Mervyn Morris, 75, Gerardus Kemps, 77, and James Phillips, 46, who died following the surgery.
He also pleaded not guilty for causing conflicting bodily harm to Ian Vowles, now 62, whose bowel he surgically removed.
The charges were linked to his position as director of surgery between 2003 and 2005 at Bundaberg Base Hospital.
The jury – six men and six women - has started its deliberations for its verdict last Wednesday morning after after witnessing for 14 weeks of evidence in the trial against the former director of surgery.
Today marks the seventh day of the deliberations of the Jury regarding the case.
Meanwhile, members of the Bundaberg-Burnett Patient Support group continued on its small protest and sat outside a closed Bundaberg Courthouse last night and Saturday.
Another support group who condemned the alleged killings of Patel addressed a letter to Premier Anna Bligh and Attorney-General Cameron Dick to reverse the Courthouse' decision to close the sessions – without avail.