Jury begins deliberations in Richard Burgin double murder case …


Richard Burgin listens to testimony during his capital murder trial, at the Madison County Courthouse, May 3, 2017. (Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

Richard Burgin listens to testimony during his capital murder trial, at the Madison County Courthouse, May 3, 2017. (Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday afternoon in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who could face a death sentence if he is convicted.

Deliberations by the six-woman, six-man jury will resume Tuesday morning.

The case against Burgin centers on DNA and fingerprint evidence found about a block from the crime scene, near a knife and bloody rag that had the victims’ DNA and blood. Prosecutors told the jury Monday morning the evidence ties together and points to Burgin.

The defense countered that there

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