Jury breaks for the night in Salter murder trial

Tampa No verdict yet in murder trial Cedrick Salter is led out of the courtroom Thursday as his lawyer, packs his things after Salter’s case was sent to the jury. After about eight hours of deliberation, the jury in Salter’s murder trial was sent home and will resume deliberations again today. Salter, 30, had admitted to fatally shooting the mother of his 18-month-old twins, Saquanda Simon, 30, on Sept. 8, 2009, at her home. But his defense has portrayed it as a tragic accident. Salter, a DJ at Tampa clubs and parties who went by the nickname “Woogie,” was accused of the first-degree murder. Simon, 30, was a Moffitt Cancer Center nurse raising four children. At the end of testimony Thursday, jurors were given a set of choices: If they convicted Salter, it could be of first-degree murder, or unpremeditated second-degree murder, or some form of manslaughter.

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Tampa No verdict yet in murder trial Cedrick Salter is led out of the courtroom Thursday as his lawyer, packs his things after Salter’s case was sent to the jury. After about eight hours of deliberation, the jury in Salter’s murder trial was sent home and will resume deliberations again today. Salter, 30, had admitted to fatally shooting the mother of his 18-month-old twins, Saquanda Simon, 30, on Sept. 8, 2009, at her home. But his defense has portrayed it as a tragic accident. Salter, a DJ at Tampa clubs and parties who went by the nickname “Woogie,” was accused of the first-degree murder. Simon, 30, was a Moffitt Cancer Center nurse raising four children. At the end of testimony Thursday, jurors were given a set of choices: If they convicted Salter, it could be of first-degree murder, or unpremeditated second-degree murder, or some form of manslaughter.

TAMPA — After about eight hours of deliberation, a jury in the murder trial of Cedrick Salter was sent home Thursday night and will resume deliberations again Friday.

Salter, 30, had admitted to fatally shooting the mother of his 18-month-old twins, Saquanda Simon, 30, on Sept 8, 2009, at her home. But his defense has portrayed it as a tragic accident.

Salter, a DJ at Tampa clubs and parties who went by the nickname "Woogie," was accused of the first-degree murder. Simon, 30, was a Moffitt Cancer Center nurse raising four children.

At the end of testimony Thursday, jurors were given a set of choices: They could convict Salter of first-degree murder, or unpremeditated second-degree murder, or some form of manslaughter. Or they could acquit him.

Jury breaks for the night in Salter murder trial 04/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 11:46pm]

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