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Jury deliberations begin in Charles Wilhite trial


The jury is deliberating in the second murder trial for Charles Wilhite.

The Springfield man is getting another shot at freedom after being convicted of first-degree murder more than two years ago.

Wilhite and co-defendant Angel Hernandez were convicted in 2010 for the murder of Alberto Rodriguez.

Since that time, a key witness recanted his statement identifying Wilhite as the shooter, and the 30-year-old was granted a new trial.

His new trial began last week. On Wednesday closing statements were delivered. The jury was given instructions Thursday morning and began their deliberations around 10:45 a.m.

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