Jurors in Quinton Tellis' capital murder decided to resume deliberations Monday after 4½ hours spent Sunday behind closed doors weighing the evidence.
The jury from Oktibbeha County began deliberations at 2:35 p.m. Sunday following six days of testimony in a second trial nearly a year after the first that ended in a hung jury. Their work began following testimony in the morning from three defense witnesses, a prosecution rebuttal witness and roughly two hours of closing arguments from the two sides.
The judge called jurors into court for a progress report shortly before 7. The forewoman said they’re making progress but need ”a little more time.”
Dinner was ordered as jurors continued deliberations.
Deliberations continued until around 7:30 p.m. and are set to resume at 9 a.m. Monday.
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