Still No Verdict In Anceo Stovall Murder Trial, Juror Unwell

By: Giang Nguyen Email
By: Giang Nguyen Email
Anceo Stovall and defense attorney Jonathan Phelps

Anceo Stovall and defense attorney Jonathan Phelps

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Jurors left court Monday afternoon, without reaching a decision in the murder trial of 27-year-old Anceo Stovall, who is accused in the shooting death of Natalie Gibson.

Jurors seemed to be making progress Monday, the third day of deliberations. They didn't ask any questions of District Judge Evelyn Wilson and only broke mid-morning and for lunch.

But then they unexpectedly ended the day early, leaving the jury chamber at about 2:15 p.m.

The Shawnee County District Attorney's office tells 13 News one of the jurors is not feeling well.

The trial was expected to last three weeks, but is now going into in the fifth week.

Stovall faces 11 felony counts, including the first-degree murder of 40-year-old Natalie Gibson in July of 2011.

Counts 1 through 6 relate to the botched burglary at the 307 SW Quinton Avenue scene, where Gibson was shot and her partner Lori Allison wounded on July 21, 2011.

Counts 7 through 10 relate to an attempted burglary at 2801 SW Plass on June 25, 2011.

Count 11 relates to an aggravated robbery on Aug. 2, 2011, during which shoes were taken by force from Bayate Covington, a co-defendant in the Gibson murder.

Defense attorney Jonathan Phelps has said last week that jurors agreed on one of the 11 charges.

The most serious of the charges, felony murder, carries a sentence of life in prison.

Deliberations continue Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

Charges:
Count 1: Felony murder/attempted robbery of Natalie Gibson on 7/21/11
Count 2: Alternative felony murder/ attempted burglary of 307 SW Quinton
Count 3: Attempted aggravated robbery of Natalie Gibson
Count 4: Aggravated robbery of Lori Allison
Count 5: Conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery of Lori Allison
Count 6: Aggravated battery of Lori Allison
Count 7: Attempted aggravated burglary 2801 SW Plass
Count 8: Conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary at 2801 SW Plass
Count 9: Burglary to a motor vehicle
Count 10: Cruelty to animals
Count 11: Aggravated Robbery of Bayate Covington


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