Jury to again deliberate Vegas dancer slaying case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada jury is due to resume deliberating the fate of a Las Vegas Strip performer who says the death and dismemberment of his dancer ex-girlfriend was a case of self-defense.

Jurors planned to return Thursday after spending all day behind closed doors Wednesday in Clark County District Court. They heard nine days of testimony.

Jason Omar Griffith could face life in prison if he's convicted of first-degree murder. Prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty.

Griffith's defense attorneys want the jury to consider a lesser voluntary manslaughter charge.

Griffith admits killing Debora Flores Narvaez during an argument at his home in December 2010.

He says he thought Flores might have a gun, but she didn't.

Flores' dismembered body was found encased in concrete in January 2011.


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