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Jurors Reach Verdict in Hicks' Murder Trial

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After about seven hours of deliberating, jurors have entered a verdict in the Waylon Hicks' murder trial. Hicks stabbed Jeremiah Sage to death on the Fort Berthold reservation near the New Town marina. Hicks was found not guilty of second degree murder and guilty of voluntary manslaughter. He will be sentenced in about three months.

The jury had a few questions this morning for the judge, including the federal definition of sexual assault and bodily harm. The defense wanted the jury include sexual contact. The judge wanted the jury to rely on their common sense and own experience.

We'll have more information on the trial on the evening report.

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