Jury Agrees On 1 Of 11 Charges In Stovall Murder Trial, Lawyer Says

By: Giang Nguyen
By: Giang Nguyen
Jurors ended a second day of deliberations in the Anceo Stovall trial without a verdict.

Jonathan Phelps, defense attorney for Anceo D. Stovall, in opening statements to the jury.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Jurors ended a second day of deliberations in the Anceo Stovall trial without a verdict.

Defense attorney Jonathan Phelps tells 13 News jurors agree one one charge, but not on the other 10.

The 27-year-old Stovall faces 11 charges for a string of crimes last summer, including one that ended in the shooting death of 40-year-old Natalie Gibson.

An hour after their lunch break, a juror asked District Judge Evelyn Wilson if the jurors agreed on one charge, but not another, would that constitute a hung jury?

Judge Wilson answered with a question, asking if further deliberations would be useful. They said yes, and went back to work, ending just before 5 p.m.

Jurors will take Friday off and resume deliberations Monday.

Of the 11 counts Stoval faces, the first six relate to the 307 SW Quinton Avenue scene, where Natalie 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 incident on Aug. 2, 2011 during which shoes were taken by force from Bayate Covington, a co-defendant in the Gibson murder.

Counts 1 and 2: Alternate counts of first-degree murder during an attempt to commit aggravated robbery or burglary
Count 3: Attempted aggravated robbery
Count 4: Aggravated robbery
Count 5: Conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery
Count 6: Aggravated battery, causing great bodily harm
Count 7: Attempted aggravated burglary
Count 8: Conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary
Count 9: Burglary of a vehicle.
Count 10: Cruelty to animals in the shooting death of an Akita dog
Count 11: Aggravated robbery


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