Jurors in the Mark Becker murder trial were sent home for the day at 4 o’clock today without a verdict. Jurors began deliberating in the case Wednesday.
Becker has admitted to shooting Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas to death in June of last year, but says he was insane at the time of the shooting.
Becker’s lawyer tried to prove his insanity to the jury, but prosecutors say Becker planned out the shooting and knew what he was doing when he shot his former coach at the school weight room. Judge Stephen Carrol told jurrors they would come back at 10 a.m. Monday, and gave them the standard instructions to not talk about the case, read, watch or listen to any news reports about the case.
He also told them to not do any computer research on the case.