ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A jury will deliberate a second day in the corruption trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff.
Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is accused of theft of campaign funds, using his office for person gain and taking money held by the sheriff’s office.
Jurors deliberated for about three hours Friday and a judge told them to return to court Monday for additional talks.
The 70-year-old Blakely took the stand to deny any wrongdoing.
Still serving as sheriff while under indictment, he faces automatic removal from office if convicted of a felony.