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Published June 27, 2011, 03:51 PM

Jury deliberating on 1993 Moorhead murder case

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - The jury is deliberating the guilt or innocence of Clarence Burcham, the man accused of killing a Moorhead woman in 1993. They got the case shortly before noon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - The jury is deliberating the guilt or innocence of Clarence Burcham, the man accused of killing a Moorhead woman in 1993. They got the case shortly before noon.

In her closing arguments, the Assistant Clay County Attorney said Burcham has been implicating himself from the moment he reported the death of Sharon Stafford to police.

She says Burcham's statements to police have been inconsistent and self-serving, and it's difficult to believe the 46-year-old. Burcham admitted to the killing in 2009, but the Defense attorney says he was pressured by police and says there is no forensic evidence linking Burcham to the slaying.

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