Jury Deliberations To Continue In Brown Murder Trial
Monday Jul 14, 2014 5:35am
By: Jim Measel
(CENTREVILLE, MICHIGAN) - The jury in the Andy Brown murder trial is scheduled to resume deliberations on Monday morning. They got the case on Thursday at 12:00noon. They deliberated for five hours on Thursday but could not reach a verdict. They came back Friday morning and deliberated all day but no verdict was reached and they broke for the weekend at 5:00pm.
Brown is charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder and Felony Firearms in last October's shooting death of his employer David Locey who was found dead in his Sturgis C.P.A. office. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman has told the jury they could also find Brown guilty of Second Degree Murder.
At one point on Friday, the jury had a question for Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman. While he didn't read the question out loud, Stutesman told the jurors to review their jury instructions. Stutesman also went over some of those instructions for them again.
The jurors also asked what could and could not be considered as evidence as they go through their deliberations. Stutesman says evidence consists of what items have been introduced by either Prosecutor John McDonough or Defense Attorney Mike Hills, or by the witnesses who testified.