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Deliberations Continue in 2014 Davie Murder Trial, After Juror Recants Conviction

Dayonte Resiles faces the death penalty if he's convicted in the killing of Jill Halliburton Su

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Deliberations will continue in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman in her home in Davie back in 2014, after a juror recanted her vote Tuesday night moments after the jury had delivered a manslaughter verdict.

The confusion in the courtroom began when the case against Dayonte Resiles appeared to reach a conclusion after jurors announced Resiles was guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter.

But when jurors were polled about whether they agreed with the verdict, one juror said she did not.

The judge then decided deliberations would continue, overruling an objection from the state. The jury was ultimately adjourned for the night and were returning Wednesday to resume deliberations.

Resiles was charged in the murder of Jill Halliburton Su back in 2014 in her Davie home. He faces the death penalty if he's convicted.

Su was found stabbed to death in her home, her wrists and ankles bound.

Prosecutors said Resiles, now 27, broke into the family's home and stabbed her to death, and said his DNA was found on the belt that was used to restrain her.

Closing arguments were delivered in the murder trial of Dayonte Resiles.

Defense attorneys argued that someone else killed Su, saying there were no eyewitnesses who put Resiles at the home.

Rallies have been held for Resiles by supporters who say he's innocent, and several family members and friends have attended the trial.

Resiles made national news in 2016 when he pulled off a daring escape from the Broward County Courthouse. He was captured five days later.

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