- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - The trial of a man charged with murder in the 2011 beating death of an Ipswich restaurant owner during a failed robbery is in the hands of the jury.

The Salem Superior Court jury is scheduled to continue deliberating on Wednesday following closing statements by the prosecution and defense on Tuesday.

The Salem News (https://bit.ly/1W2eXk4) reports that prosecutors say 38-year-old Sifa Lee played a central role in the slaying of Shui Keung “Tony” Woo, owner of the Majestic Dragon restaurant. Three men beat and stabbed Woo in an attempt to force him to open the safe. The thieves left empty-handed. Woo, who lived in Quincy, often slept at the restaurant.

The defense says Lee was merely a sideline player.

The two other defendants have already been convicted.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com


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