Deliberations resume in trial against ex-deputy’s husband

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury has resumed deciding the fate of the husband of a former sheriff’s deputy accused in the death of a man whom he placed in a chokehold during a confrontation outside a Houston-area restaurant.

Jurors continued deliberations Monday in the retrial of Terry Thompson.

The jury deliberated for about seven hours Friday after getting the case following closing arguments.

Prosecutors argued Thompson was motivated by anger when he attacked 24-year-old John Hernandez after seeing Hernandez urinating outside a Denny’s restaurant in Sheldon in May 2017.

Thompson’s attorney told jurors his client acted in self-defense.

Thompson faces up to life in prison if convicted of murder. He could also be convicted of the lesser charges of manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide.

His first trial in June ended with a hung jury.

Associated Press

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