Jury Deliberations In McGriff Retrial

Dennis McGriff

Jurors will begin deliberations today in the capital murder trail of Dennis McGriff.

McGriff claims it was an accident when he shot and killed Michael McCree during a drive-by shooting in 1996.

McGriff is charged with capital murder.

He told the jury he fired a warning shot and fired twice into the ground.

He claims he was trying to frighten two men who had threatened his girlfriend during an earlier altercation.

But McCree was struck by one of the rounds from the .44 magnum and died.

McGriff was sentenced to die for the crime in 1997, but his case was overturned on appeal.

Closing arguments were heard yesterday.