|Jury Deliberates Fate of Convicted Killer|
|Wed, January 10, 2018|
Right now, a jury of 6 men and 6 women is deliberating the fate of 28 year old Krismar Espinosa, accused of the prison murder of 21 year old Keon Swasey.
Espinosa is accused of fatally stabbing Swasey in the chest on Christmas Eve, 2009 at the Hattieville Prison. The main testimony comes from two prison officers, Neal and Cowo - who said that they saw Espinosa make a punching or stabbing motion at Espinosa while he was on a telephone call. The weapon of choice was a crude prison made knife known as a "Bora". Espinosa gave a statement from the dock denying he committed the offence.
This is the second trial, because Espinosa was declared not guilty in the first.
But he remained in jail for the murder of Rachel Chun, for which he is now serving a 16 year sentence for manslaughter.
The jury went in at 4:00 pm, and a verdict - if they can arrive at one - could be expected within the next 60 to 90 minutes.