Updated:COBB COUNTY, Ga. —
Jurors have gone home for the holiday weekend after deliberating for a day and a half in a high-profile murder case.
Lawyers expected this case to challenge the jury. There are four young men on trial simultaneously in the June 2013 murder of 36-year-old Joshua Chellew.
Chellew and the group met up outside a Mableton gas station in the early-morning hours, Chellew, apparently intoxicated started taunting the group about gang affiliations.
That led to a fight, which led to Chellew being left unconscious on Mableton Parkway where minutes later a car would hit and kill him.
Each of the four defendants, high schoolers at the time of the attack, face 13 separate charges including malice murder.
Another challenge, much of the trial focused on the group's alleged gang affiliation because a conviction on street gang charges would add a mandatory 10-year prison sentence on top of anything else they receive.
The jurors will return Tuesday morning.