Jury deliberating in Andrew Dennehy trial

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Updated: 1/24 5:33 pm Published: 1/24 11:25 am

The jury is now deliberating the verdict for a man accused of opening fire at the Tulsa County Courthouse plaza. 

The jury went into deliberation just after 3:30 p.m. after a lengthy day of jury instructions and closing arguments.

The prosecutors reiterated their case that while Dennehy may have believed in conspiracy theories and that the illuminati were out to kill him. He was not, by the legal definition, insane.

They argued that Dennehy was calculated and knew the consequences of his actions.

The defense reminded the jury that if they have even the littlest doubt on whether or not Dennehy was sane at the time of the shooting on March 7, 2012 then Dennehy should be found not guilty by the reason of insanity and that it is the state's burden to prove otherwise.

There was already an unexpected development earlier Friday morning. When a juror was abruptly dismissed after she admitted talking to Dennehy's mother who was also a defense witness in this case.

They spoke in the hallway during a break in the hallway. She said they spoke about cats.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/24/2014 2:37 PM
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As for Dennehey's mother :-) She knew she was talking to a juror. She could be charged with attempted jury tampering.

Mayor Maynot - 1/24/2014 2:34 PM
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Dirty Sermon (aka Unwashed Mass) #8 ^]] No fire is friendly fire.

Mayor Maynot - 1/24/2014 2:31 PM
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Unwashed Mass (aka Dirty Sermon) #8 ^]] It's the (law) as they perceive it? They can't expect, perceive, or afford for the public to maintain any other point of view. This whole situation is what one person (hoped) another person would see. Dennehey wanted law enforcement to kill him. I'm sure he never thought that law would hurt anybody else. It's clearly evident that wether right or wrong that law will do (whatever necessary) to enforce the law. In reality in this case the law looks like the criminal here.

Unwashed Mass - 1/24/2014 1:52 PM
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The hardest part of this trial is the Sheriff's department having to downplay the friendly-fire casualties that came about when they opened fire on the man as he was sitting holding a starter pistol in the air. One round went thru the library window striking an innocent bystander, while another deputy was injured when his gun went off into a concrete planter, injuring his hands with the shrapnel. The suspect never even shot at anyone.
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