Jury weighing ATF agent's actions in shooting death of his neighbor
Published: September 13, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - An all-female jury will return today for more deliberations after spending the latter half of Wednesday debating whether a federal agent was justified in fatally shooting a disorderly St. Thomas man during a 2008 altercation.
District Judge Curtis Gomez sent the jury home shortly before 6 p.m. and asked them to resume deliberations at 9 a.m. today.
The jury began the day hearing closing arguments from attorneys on both sides of a civil lawsuit in which the estate of Marcus Sukow is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and its special agent, William Clark.