Updated 03/21/2013 05:16 PM
Jurors to come back Friday morning to deliberate in Wells trial
A third day of deliberations and still no verdict in the James Wells case. He's the 33-year-old man accused of shooting Schenectady High School basketball player Eddie Stanley two summers ago. Lori Chung has more.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – There was no verdict Thursday in the trial of James Wells. He's accused of killing Schenectady High School basketball star Eddie Stanley in June of 2011.
There was little activity from jurors Thursday afternoon. They requested no read backs and sent no notes to the judge in the case.
Prosecutors say Wells killed Stanley at a house party following a fight over missing car keys.
Wells' attorney says the prosecution’s witnesses should be discredited, saying they were given immunity or reduced time on their own criminal cases for testifying.
Wells' attorney says she's not concerned with how long it's taking the jury to reach a verdict. She says Wells is confident they'll come to the right decision.
"He is absolutely encouraged that they are not going to be forced to hammer out a verdict tonight. He's glad they feel like they still have a lot to talk about. He thinks, and I would agree with him, it doesn't mean everything's going to be okay. But we're going to take it as a positive sign," Cheryl Coleman said.
Friday will be the fourth day of deliberations.