Jury in Topeka murder case recesses for weekend
Published on -7/20/2012, 10:16 AM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A jury deliberating the fate of a suspect in a Topeka woman's shooting death recessed for the weekend without reaching a verdict.
The Shawnee County jury will resume deliberations Monday in the first-degree murder trial of 27-year-old Anceo Stovall of Topeka. He's charged with premeditated first-degree murder and 10 other counts in the shooting death of 40-year-old Natalie Gibson and the wounding of Gibson's partner in in July 2011.
Stovall is one of nine people charged in the shootings.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LC6Ruy ) the jury on Thursday asked the judge if it would be considered a hung jury if the juryt made a decision on one charge but not the others. The judge told jurors to treat each count individually.
Jurors have been deliberating the case since Wednesday afternoon.
Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com