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Jury in Fleischauer trial remains deadlocked

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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