June 12, 2019 06:27 PM
After a full day of deliberations Wednesday, the jury in the trial of a 43-year-old St. Croix County (Wisconsin) man accused of fatally shooting his son remained deadlocked.
Kayle Fleischauer has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Deliberations adjourned Wednesday afternoon and jurors were expected to return at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities say Fleischauer shot and killed his 19-year-old son, Chase, a college student and Tartan High School graduate, in April, 2018.
The defense claims Chase accidentally shot himself.
Prosecutors said Chase had bruises on his neck, arm, back of ear and a lengthy scratch on his neck after a "beating" from his father. The defense contended the two were just wrestling.
The jury has had the case for more than a day and asked at least five times to see more evidence before they broke around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
One piece of evidence the jury asked to see was a document describing the fatal bullet’s trajectory.
Updated: June 12, 2019 06:27 PM
Created: June 12, 2019 04:54 PM
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