- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A jury has begun deliberating for a second day in the trial of a Pittsburgh man accused of killing his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.

One of the Allegheny County jurors had to be replaced Thursday after violating an unspecified rule in the jury room.

The jury heard closing arguments Wednesday about whether or not 45-year-old Allen Wade killed the women, but Thursday’s deliberations were delayed for hours by the juror problem.

Wade is accused of shooting Susan and Sarah Wolfe after they returned from work on Feb. 6, 2014, apparently to steal a bank card.

Wade’s public defender claims police rushed to judgment to charge Wade because of the victims’ prominent sister, Democratic Iowa state Rep. Mary Wolfe.

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