ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jurors in the murder trial of Jeffery Trevino started early and worked through lunch Tuesday, apparently anxious to render a verdict in the case.
The Law Clerk to Judge Leonardo Castro reported that the jury of 8 men and 4 women finished up breakfast and began deliberating shortly before 8 a.m., an hour earlier than they were scheduled. After a morning of considering the evidence they ordered out for lunch instead of taking a recess.
They got the case around 1 p.m. Tuesday after prosecutors and the defense made their closing arguments.
Trevino is accused of killing his wife Kira Steger amidst a crumbling marriage and allegations of infidelity. Steger was reported missing in February; Her body was recovered months later from the Mississippi River.
Kira's father Jay Steger told KARE 11 that the trial and the waiting for a verdict is tough on everyone involved.
"I feel sorry for the Trevino family and our family for what we're going through, this tragedy. And Kira loved the Trevino family deeply, and I'm sure it must be hard on them as well as our family," he said.
"We are looking forward to just having this trial over with and to have a proper burial and memorial for my sister," Keri Anne Steger concluded.
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