Jury yet to return verdict in Greenville murder trial

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The fate of a Greenville man who is accused of killing a woman three years ago remains with the jury.

George Knight, Jr. is charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder.

If convicted, Knight could get life in prison.

Shantelle Pope was shot on Tyson Street as she was standing near her home with two other people. The 27-year-old died two days later at Vidant Medical Center.

At the time police said they did not believe Pope was the intended victim in the shooting.

Prosecutors wrapped up their case against Knight Wednesday afternoon, and his lawyer opted not to present any evidence.

Jurors deliberated most of Thursday afternoon. At one point they asked to review some videos and crime scene photos.

The judge let jurors go home at 5:30 p.m. and told them to return Friday morning.

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