A Criminal Court jury deliberated for seven hours on Thursday without reaching verdicts in the murder trial involving the death of an up-and-coming Chattanooga hip hop artist.
The jury in the courtroom of Judge Rebecca Stern will return Friday at 11 a.m. to resume talks in the case in which Dexter Talley and his uncle, Alonzo Grace, face charges of felony murder, aggravated robbery and attempted murder.
The case involves the 2009 shooting at Webb Oaks Court in the Highway 58 area of Robert "Brikk" Brown.
Also shot was his California agent, Josquin Jackson. He "played dead" after being shot several times and was the state's key witness.
But the prosecution had little other proof except DNA evidence that Grace was there.
Talley did not testify, but Grace said he showed up at the residence to buy drugs and then others came and carried out a robbery in which he got shot. He claimed Talley was not there.