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Jurors deliberating in shotgun killing trial in Maine

November 20, 2019 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has deliberated several hours before being sent home for the evening in the trial of a man who killed his wife with a shotgun blast in Windham, Maine.

Deliberations will resume Thursday in the trial of Noah Gaston. He said he thought he was firing at an intruder, but an expert witness for the state testified Alicia Gaston was little more than arm’s length away. A defense attorney contended she was farther away.

The jury is weighing whether to convict Gaston of manslaughter or murder, or neither.

Gaston did not testify before the state and prosecutors delivered closing arguments Wednesday. He has been in custody at the Cumberland County Jail since his arrest in January 2016.