Jurors back at work in Prescott murder trial

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Steven DeMocker By Jennifer Thomas Steven DeMocker By Jennifer Thomas

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A Yavapai County Superior Court jury in Prescott has begun its first full day of deliberations in a stockbroker's murder trial.
 
Jurors on Wednesday resumed deliberations that began Tuesday after closing arguments concluded in the trial of Steven DeMocker.
 
Prosecutors contend DeMocker bludgeoned his ex-wife to death with a golf club because he was deep in debt, wanted the insurance payment and didn't want to pay alimony.
 
Prosecutors don't have any direct evidence linking DeMocker to the 2008 death of Carol Kennedy, but they said circumstantial evidence tied him to it.
 
Defense attorneys tried to deflect suspicion away from DeMocker and toward a man who lived in Kennedy's guesthouse but who has since died.
 
DeMocker's first trial ended in a mistrial in 2010 after his defense team quit.