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Jury Deliberates At Homicide Trial in Columbia County

BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County jurors spent most of the day deciding if a woman killed her husband. After hours of deliberating, the jury has not reached a ...
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BLOOMSBURG -- Columbia County jurors spent most of the day deciding if a woman killed her husband.

After hours of deliberating, the jury has not reached a verdict in the homicide trail against Maria Sanutti-Spencer.

Sanutti-Spencer is accused in the shooting death of her ex-husband in 2012.

Maria Sanutti-Spencer of Selinsgrove faces more than two dozen charges including criminal homicide and arson.

Back in July of 2012, prosecutors say, Sanutti-Spencer killed her ex-husband Frank Spencer at his home near Millville.

Sanutti-Spencer's father, Anthony Franklin was also charged not only for Spencer's death, but also for harassment, and burning down a previous home of Spencer's before his death.

Franklin fled to Argentina several years ago, where he was eventually detained by authorities. He is currently fighting extradition.

The defense says Sanutti-Spencer is not responsible for the death of Frank Spencer, but prosecutors from the state attorney general's office say the evidence is overwhelming.

Deliberations are scheduled to continue Friday morning.