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Ex-Culpeper Officer's Murder Case In Jury's Hands

8:23 AM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
Daniel Harmon-Wright's mugshot
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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - The case of a former Culpeper police officer accused of killing an unarmed woman is in the hands of the jury.

Media outlets report that jurors deliberated for about three hours Monday without reaching a verdict. Deliberations resume Tuesday morning in Culpeper County Circuit Court.

Daniel Harmon-Wright is charged with murder in connection with the Feb. 9, 2012, shooting death of 54-year-old Patricia Ann Cook. He also is charged with malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle and several other charges.

The 33-year-old Harmon-Wright has testified that he shot Cook after she trapped his arm in the window of her vehicle and dragged him.

A prosecutor called the fatal shooting "excessive" and unnecessary.

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