DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors are continuing their deliberations in the case of a man accused of killing two police officers outside Atlanta in 2008.
A lawyer for William Woodard has said his client acted in self-defense.
The jury got the case around 4 p.m. Thursday. CBS Atlanta reports that jurors were to continue deliberations on Friday.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against 34-year-old Woodard, accused of killing DeKalb County police officers Eric Barker and Ricky Bryant.
Prosecutors say the officers, who were working as off-duty security officers, were approaching a car when Woodard got out and began shooting.
Woodard maintains that he wrestled a gun away from one of the officers and fired upon them in self-defense. The defense says Woodard was defending himself because he was being beaten by them.
Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbsatlanta.com/index.html