- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Jury deliberations are scheduled to resume Wednesday at the trial of an Arizona man charged with killing his brother and fatally shooting his 6-year-old nephew who witnessed the crime.

So far, jurors have deliberated six days at the trial of Christopher Rey Licon (LEE’-cohn).

Licon is charged in the December 2010 killings of his half brother, Angel Jaquez, and Jaquez’s son, Xavier Jaquez.

Prosecutors say Licon killed his brother in the Phoenix townhome they shared over a drug dispute and then kidnapped and fatally shot his nephew in an alley 20 miles away.

Investigators believe the boy either saw or heard his father die and was killed by his uncle out of fear that the child would snitch on Licon.



Licon has mounted an insanity defense.

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