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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 08 July 2010

(AP) -- A jury resumed deliberations Thursday at the trial of a former San Francisco Bay area transit officer accused of murdering an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform.
The eight-woman, four-man panel deliberated roughly three hours Wednesday then broke for the day because a juror had a doctor's appointment.
Former officer Johannes Mehserle, 28, who is white, has pleaded not guilty in the shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant when officers responded to a fight aboard a train that arrived at the Fruitvale station.
Mehserle claimed he mistakenly pulled his handgun instead of a Taser during the incident on New Year's Day 2009 that was videotaped by bystanders. The trial was moved from Alameda County to Los Angeles because of racial tensions and intense media coverage.
The case went to the jury Friday. One panelists who went on vacation this week was replaced by an alternate

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