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Jury Deliberating in Sisouvanh Trial

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --A jury is now deliberating after closing arguments were made in the Phien Sisouvanh trial.

Members of the jury, which consisted of four women, eight men, and two alternates heard final arguments from the defense and prosecution.

Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller explained the evidence at the scene of the crime, along with Sisouvanh's behavior before and after the murder, display detailed planning on her part, "She stabbed her the first time, because she was mad. But then came the intent to kill before she stabbed her the second time, that is premeditation. You can lay the first two times she stabbed Araceli, that would not be intentional killing, but the third one was premeditation. That is premeditation."

The defense once again repeated its claim that their client was a victim of repeated physical and verbal abuse. Her defense also claimed that she made past comments about being pregnant, when evidence showed she was not.  Her defense explains these reasons, along with expert testimony, that Sisouvanh is suffering from insanity.

The jury will now look over the evidence displayed in during the trial, and a verdict will be expected soon thereafter.

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