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Day Two of Deliberation in Venegas Case, Still No Verdict

Jurors were sent home for the weekend Friday with no decision in the case against Juan Venegas.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2019 6:44 PM
Updated: Jan. 4, 2019 6:49 PM

Jurors were sent home for the weekend Friday afternoon after day two of deliberation in the retrail of 41-year-old Juan Venegas.

Prosecutors say Venegas set 53-year old David Wicks on fire, killing him back in December of 2016.

No decision was made on whether Venegas will spend the rest of his life in jail.

After a long day of deliberation, jurors met back in the court at 4PM.

The judge then dismissed one juror due to a prior commitment, and a new alternate juror was randomly selected.

During the first trial last year, a juror was let go after discussing the case with an outside source, forcing deliberations restart from scratch.

It's not clear if that will happen in this case.

But the jury will be back in court Monday morning at 9:30.

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