(UPDATE) 4:- A Shasta County Jury finds Mark Duenas guilty for the murder of his wife in May 2012. Action News Now reporter said Duenas looked straight forward and shook his head from side to side, as if he was expressing disbelief as the verdict was read out loud.
The Shasta County District Attorney's Office has just notified Action News the verdict is in the the murder trial for Mark Duenas. The Action News Department received the announcement at 3:30 and said it would be announced in about 20 minutes. Duenas is accused of stabbing his wife to death in their home in May of 2012.
It's his second trial. His first trial ended in a mistrial in August. The jury began deliberating in this trial yesterday, after nearly three weeks of testimony.
The defense finished its closing arguments Thursday, by telling jurors there was a lack of phiscal evidence the murder.
Prosecutors said all of the evidence, physical and circumstancial, show Duenas is the killer.