Deliberations to resume in Va. FBI agent's trial

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - Jury deliberations will resume Thursday in the trial of an FBI special agent accused of killing his estranged wife in Stafford County.

Arthur Gonzalez is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The Free Lance-Star (

) reports that the Stafford County Circuit Court jury deliberated more than eight hours Wednesday without reaching a verdict.

Gonzalez testified Tuesday that he shot his wife, 42-year-old Julie Gonzalez, in self-defense after she attacked him during an argument. The shooting occurred on April 19, 2013.

Prosecutors say Gonzalez staged the crime scene.

Gonzalez has been suspended from his job pending the outcome of the case.


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