No verdict Friday in NJ trooper's trial

June 5, 2009 3:35:00 PM PDT
Jurors in the vehicular homicide trial of a New Jersey state trooper have gone home for the weekend without reaching a verdict. Deliberations will resume Monday morning. Trooper Robert Higbee is accused of running a stop sign while pursuing a speeder with his lights and siren off, and killing two sisters in a minivan.

The trooper is charged in the deaths of Jacqueline and Christina Becker in Cape May County's Upper Township in September 2006.

The jury began deliberating late Thursday afternoon and continued from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

It must decide whether the trooper acted recklessly or whether the crash was a tragic but unavoidable accident.

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