LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in central Pennsylvania are deliberating the fate of a man accused of having killed his ex-girlfriend a year ago.
Lancaster Newspapers (http://bit.ly/RrPTEc ) reports that jurors deliberated briefly Thursday and resume deliberations Friday in the case of 36-year-old Kevin Souffrant of Lancaster.
Prosecutors allege that he assaulted, shot and strangled 21-year-old Shadae Taylor Brooks, the mother of his child, in March 2013.
Dr. Wayne Ross, who performed the autopsy, testified Thursday that the victim was able shoot Souffrant three times before he regained the weapon. He said he believes she was shot before being strangled.
Souffrant's attorneys maintain that two intruders shot both the victim and their client. A defense witness testified that a security door to the apartment building wasn't always locked. Souffrant did not testify.
Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com