Friday, September 19, 2008

Jury deliberations continue in homeless beating case

After their first day of deliberations, 12 jurors were sent home Thursday without reaching a verdict in the Broward County murder trial of two teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death in 2006.

Thomas Daugherty and Brian Hooks face charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for participating in brutal, unprovoked attacks against three homeless men in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 12, 2006. If convicted, the pair face life in prison.

Deliberations are scheduled to continue today.

Read the South Florida Sun-Sentinel report here.