Jury resumes talking in Pennsylvania SUV killing

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A jury has resumed deliberations in the trial of one of two men charged in the murder of a man whose body was found in a ravine last summer.

The Lackawanna County panel deliberated a total of nearly 18 hours on Thursday and Friday without reaching a verdict in the case against 23-year-old Jason Dominick.

The judge told them to come back Saturday, and ordered them to continue deliberating despite reports the jury reached an impasse.

Dominick and 23-year-old Neil Pal are charged in the death of 24-year-old Frank Bonacci, whose body was found in his SUV on a ledge above Roaring Brook in July. Pal’s trial is scheduled next month.

Dominick says Pal shot the victim. Prosecutors say Dominick shot Bonacci because the victim was dating his ex-girlfriend.

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