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Deliberations set in West Philly triple murder trial

December 21, 2016 GMT

By Aubrey Whelan, STAFF WRITER

The jury in a 2011 triple-murder trial is set to begin deliberating Wednesday afternoon, after prosecutors made their closing argument in the morning.

Defense attorneys for Ibrahim Muhammed and Nalik Scott, charged in the murders of Porfirio Nunez, his wife Juana Nunez and his sister Lina Sanchez at their family bodega in West Philadelphia, argued Tuesday that police, eager to make a break in the case, had arrested the wrong men - and that identifications by the couple’s daughters, who witnessed the killings, were mistaken, fueled by stress and fear.

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