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UPDATE: Verdict still not reached in Dennard trial

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After six hours, the jury in the Alfonzo Dennard case quit for the day without reaching a verdict. Deliberations will begin again Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Closing arguments began Tuesday morning after five days of testimony. The prosecution and defense in the Alfonzo Dennard trial were each given an hour for closing arguments.  The case was handed to the jury just before noon on Tuesday.

The former Husker and current New England Patriot took the stand on Friday.  He's accused of punching a police officer and assaulting another man back in April.  On Friday, Dennard told the court he did not punch the officer and was taken by surprise from behind.

Officer Benjamin Kopsa testified that Dennard punched him in the jaw as he was trying to arrest him. 

If convicted, Dennard faces up to 5 years in prison.


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