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Deliberations Continue in Trucker Retrial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A federal jury will try again Thursday to decide the case of a trucker accused in a Texas smuggling run that left 19 people dead.

It's day-four of deliberations in the Tyrone Williams case in Houston.

He's charged over the May 2003 suffocation deaths of 19 illegal immigrants who were among about 70 people transported in a closed, sweltering truck trailer. The trailer was later abandoned near Victoria, Texas.

Williams is being retried on 58 counts of conspiracy, harboring and transporting illegal immigrants. He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

Williams previously was convicted on 38 transporting counts, but jurors deadlocked on 20 other counts.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the decision, saying the verdict didn't count because the jury failed to specify his role in the crime.


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