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Jury resumes deliberations in Frederick stun-gun death

A Baltimore jury has resumed deliberations in the federal stun-gun death trial of a former Frederick County sheriff’s deputy.

The 10-member panel reconvened Wednesday morning after deliberating for about two hours Tuesday.

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrel Gray are seeking $145 million for what they claim was an excessive use of force against their son. He died after former Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Rudy Torres shocked him twice with a stun gun in November 2007.

Both sides agree that Gray was lying face down and unresponsive after Torres shocked him for refusing to get down on the ground and show his hands. They disagree over whether Torres was justified in delivering a second shock.

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