LIVE BLOG: Jury dismissed in day 3 of Upatoi murder trial deliberations

Rufus Burks (Source: Muscogee County Jail)
Rufus Burks (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Jurors have been dismissed Thursday afternoon after deliberating for a third day.

Rufus Burks, 17, is on trial for the deaths of Gloria Short, her son Caleb and granddaughter Gianna Lindsey.

At one point, they did ask for a more direct definition of a felony charge and an aggravated assault charge.

Burks faces 10 counts of murder, burglary, auto theft and kidnapping. If found guilty, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Suspects Raheem Gibson and Javarceay Tapley pleaded guilty before the jury was seated.

The State is hoping to debunk the idea that the brutal deaths were a one-man show.

Defense attorney Jennifer Curry continues to point fingers at co-defendant Javarceay Tapley as being solely responsible for the brutal deaths.

Stick with News Leader 9 as the jury reaches a verdict.

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