- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - Jurors in Silverton are deliberating the fate of a hometown man accused of killing his wife last year.

Jurors got the case of Michael McFarland Tuesday afternoon after closing arguments from lawyers.

The Durango Herald (https://bit.ly/1J6U9kA ) reports that the trial has been a painful one for the town which only has about 650 year-round residents. Both Michael and Jessica McFarland grew up there and many people called to jury duty said they knew one or both of them, as well as many of the people on the witness list.

Michael McFarland is accused of unintentionally killing his wife by throwing a broken mug at her during a fight. His lawyer argued that prosecutors haven’t proved that he killed her.

Jury deliberations weren’t expected to begin until Friday.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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