LANCASTER, Pa. — Jurors resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of one of two defendants accused of conspiring to kill Pennsylvania police officers last year.
Eighteen-year-old Marquell Rentas is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, conspiracy and reckless endangering.
Police in Columbia said a dozen shots were fired July 29 out a window and at police vehicles as officers responded. No one was injured.
LNP newspaper (http://bit.ly/2eUmznF ) reports that prosecutors cited derogatory remarks to officers. But defense attorney Elizabeth Donnelly called that “tough-guy” talk and said her client wasn’t shooting at police.
Lancaster County jurors were sent home for the night after less than two hours of deliberations Tuesday.
Nineteen-year-old co-defendant Trenton Nace faces trial in October in the case.
Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com