Ali Trial: Day Two for Jury Deliberations

The jury in the murder trial of Wael Ali reconvenes Wednesday.

The jury that will decide the fate of Wael Ali, charged with murder in the killing of his twin brother, was set to deliberate Wednesday for a second day.

Jurors deliberated more than four hours Tuesday before recessing around 6:15 p.m.

They were scheduled to reconvene at Howard County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. to continue deliberations, according to Wayne Kirwan, a spokesperson for the state's attorney's office.

Ali is charged with killing his twin brother, Wasel Ali, in Columbia in August of 2007. Wasel's decomposing body was found on a secluded pathway behind Green Meadow Drive in Columbia. A medical examiner said Wasel died of asphyxiation.

On Tuesday, attorneys delivered . The prosecution said Ali was guilty of first-degree murder and that he killed his brother in retaliation for a scheme that went awry and got the brothers in legal trouble.

The defense said there was no physical evidence linking Wael to the killing. They asked the jury for an acquittal.

Wael Ali was arrested in Marietta, GA, in September of 2011 after a cold case investigation led investigators to him. In 2007, both twins lived on the East side of Columbia with their parents. The twins were born in Sudan, but moved to the United States with their family in 1994.

Patch will provide a breaking news update when a verdict is reached.


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