LIVE BLOG: Jury dismissed; deliberations will continue Monday

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

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The judge has dismissed the jury until Monday at 9 a.m.

The judge instructed the jury to examine differences and evidence towards finding a verdict Friday morning.

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

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.

Follow News Leader 9's Sharifa Jackson for updates.

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