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Report: Jury in fatal drive-by shooting case deadlocked on 1 count; to return Monday

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EVERETT, Washington — Jurors are reportedly deadlocked on one charge in the trial of a man accused of killing a 15-year-old Seattle girl in a drive-by shooting in 2013 in Snohomish County.

KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/ntMKhz ) that jurors deliberated Friday, reaching agreement on all but one count. A judge has told them to resume deliberations Monday.

Molly Conley was fatally shot as she walked with friends along a Lake Stevens road. The 28-year-old defendant, Erick Walker, is charged with murder, assault and five counts of drive-by shooting.

Prosecutors allege Walker went on a three-hour shooting spree on June 1, 2013, indiscriminately firing from his car.

The defense noted the bullet that killed Conley was never found. Lawyer Mark Mestel told jurors that police assumed the killing and the other drive-by shootings were connected. He says they stopped looking at other suspects once they had Walker in custody.

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