Jury continues to deliberate in Devin Stevenson murder trial

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Jury deliberation continues this morning in the murder trial of Devin Stevenson.  

The jury first broke to deliberate around 2:30 yesterday.  They came out again about an hour and a half later asking to see pictures from the scene on the big screen.   They reconvened this morning but still have not reached a verdict. 

This, the second day of deliberations, is to determine if 23-year-old Devin Stevenson acted out of self-defense or murder.  Stevenson shot O’Shae Imes several times on March 20th, 2015, in a drug deal gone wrong.  The victim attempted to rob Stevenson with a pellet gun and, the defense says, he pointed the pellet gun at the defendant.   Stevenson opened fire with a real gun and Imes later died from his injuries.

The prosecution is saying Stevenson shot the victim over a bag of marijuana, but the defense is saying the defendant only fired the gun to protect himself because he truly believed the victim was going to shoot him.  Stevenson is facing several charges including homicide, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment.

The jury also asking the judge this morning to explain factors of the different murder charges.  Again, the jury is still deliberating.  We’ll bring you more as the story develops.

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