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No verdict today in Foss High School shooting case

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on March 31, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
March 31, 2009 4:55 pm

A Pierce County jury spent a third full day deliberating the fate of Douglas S. Chanthabouly today but left the County-City Building without rendering a verdict.

Jurors are expected back in Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper’s jury room Wednesday to continue their deliberations.

Chanthabouly is charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 3, 2007, shooting death of Samnang Kok in a hallway at Tacoma’s Foss High School.

Chanthabouly, who has paranoid schizophrenia, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

The jury got the case Thursday afternoon.

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