Jurors Continue Deliberations

By: Lindsay Liepman
By: Lindsay Liepman

Jurors will begin their second day of deliberations to reach a verdict in the James David White capital murder case.

The Walker County jury deliberated for six hours Monday but decided to call it a night and reconvene Tuesday morning.

James David White is accused of shooting Navasota business man Lonnie Turner Senior.

During Monday's closing arguments, the state told jurors White is a thief and a liar.

And the night of November 1st, 2002 White went to Turner's house to rob him.

Prosecutors say something went wrong during the break-in and White shot Turner twice -- once through the head and once through the heart.

Prosecutors also believe White's two best friends were involved.

But the defense argues it was Turner's son, Lonnie Junior that pointed a gun to their client's head and made him pull the trigger.

Defense attorneys say their client was under duress and therefore must be acquitted.

A verdict is expected Tuesday.

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