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Deputy Dewey murder trial: Jury begins deliberations

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CROOKSTON, Minn. - The jury in the murder trial of Thomas Lee Fairbanks got the case at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, after a long afternoon of closing arguments from both sides and instructions from the judge.


The jury of five women and seven men from Polk County deliberated until about 9:20 p.m. and then were sequestered in a local motel overnight and will resume deliberations at 8:30 a.m. today.

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