Jurors begin deliberation in Durham murder trial

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 08:27 PM

DURHAM — Jurors have begun deliberations in the trial of a man charged in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania football player in a North Carolina parking lot.

After four hours of talks Tuesday, the jury went home without reaching a verdict in the trial of 24-year-old Gabriel James Gamez.

Gamez is accused in the death of 18-year-old Darrell Turner and was charged with assault after a teammate from Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., was shot in the leg. The players and their team had stopped in Durham en route to a Florida football camp in June 2011.

The attorney for Gamez said in closing arguments that her client was scared for his life. A prosecutor said Gamez was the aggressor and that the football players did nothing wrong.