Jury to get case of Huntsville restaurant slayings

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A jury is close to deciding the fate of a man charged with capital murder in the slayings of two people killed inside a restaurant in Huntsville.

Jurors were scheduled to begin deliberations today in the trial of Jamal Woods. Woods is accused of shooting two Athens men, Tanqueray "Tank" Beavers and Thurston Turner, inside at T.G.I. Friday's in Huntsville on Dec. 17, 2006.

Testimony showed that the shooting began after one of the victims waved to Woods' wife.

The defense argued that Woods snapped when Rogers and Beavers continued to wave at his wife across the crowded restaurant. They said Woods' hair-trigger temper was the result of growing up in Los Angeles around gangs.

Two more people were wounded in the shooting.

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