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Jury deliberation continues in Weldon trial


An Iowa County jury continues to deliberate the fate of Tonch Weldon, on trial for 1st Degree Murder.  The case went to the jury Wednesday afternoon.

Weldon is charged with shooting and killing Amy Gephart at his home near Marengo in June 2009.  Authorities say Weldon shot Gephart with a 20 gauge shotgun, then turned it on himself.  Weldon survived, was hospitalized, and taken into custody afterwards.

The jury wrapped up for the day around 4:30 Thursday afternoon after a full day of deliberations, and no verdict.  The jury will continue Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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