Jurors in the murder case of Diana Branchfield deliberated all day Wednesday without reaching a verdict.
The jury, which began its deliberations Tuesday afternoon, will return to the Columbus Government Center Thursday morning to continue its discussions in the August 2007 shooting death of truck driver John Beflance.
Branchfield, 47, faces charges of felony murder, malice murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. She was arrested in April 2008, and prosecutors allege that Branchfield set up the robbery that left Beflance dead.
Jurors sent a number of notes to Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Gil McBride during the day. One at 4:45 p.m. revealed that the jury was split 8-4 on the felony murder count and 11-1 on the weapons charge. It wasn’t revealed which side was winning.
At 5:35 p.m., another note revealed that the tally for felony murder was still 8-4. After deliberating for about another 30 minutes, McBride released the jurors for the day.
Deliberations resume at 9 a.m. Thursday.