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Published August 23, 2012, 09:00 AM

Jury in Jamestown murder trial still deliberating

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A jury deciding the fate of a Jamestown man accused of killing a Somali immigrant is deliberating for a second day.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A jury deciding the fate of a Jamestown man accused of killing a Somali immigrant is deliberating for a second day.

Thirty-five-year-old Leron Howard is charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the April 2011 death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed, whose body was found in a ditch near Spiritwood. The jury got the case Wednesday after five days of testimony.

Howard testified on his own behalf, saying he hit Ahmed twice but it was Janelle Cave who stabbed him. Cave was convicted earlier of manslaughter and criminal conspiracy in the case and is serving an 11-year prison sentence. She is appealing.

Howard could face life in prison without parole if convicted.

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