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Verdict Watch: Deliberations continue in Pamela Phillips trial

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Verdict Watch: Deliberations continue in Pamela Phillips trial

By Cory Marshall. CREATED Apr 4, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Jury deliberation will resume on Tuesday in the Pamela Phillips murder-for-hire trial.

Friday, after a cumulative 12 hours of deliberation, no verdict was reached and jurors were dismissed for the day. Jurors have been in deliberation since late Wednesday afternoon.

Prosecutors argue Phillips was the only one with something to gain from her ex-husband, Tucson businessman Gary Triano's death. Phillips inherited a $2 million life insurance policy she took out on Triano years prior.

All the while, the defense has pinned Triano's murder on late Tucson billionaire Neil McNeice.

Phillips' attorneys claim Triano owed McNeice thousands, alleging he brought in a parade of people to carry out the 1996 car bomb explosion at La Paloma Country Club.

Phillips is charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder accused of hiring a hit-man to kill Triano, back in 1996.