Jurors May Soon Start Deliberations in Sanutti-Spencer Trial

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BLOOMSBURG -- After more than a week of testimony, jurors are expected to start deliberating in the Maria Sanutti-Spencer homicide trial soon.

Wednesday afternoon, attorneys gave their closing arguments in the case against Sanutti-Spencer of Selinsgrove.

The defense says she's not responsible for the death of her ex-husband, Frank Spencer, but prosecutors from the state attorney general's office say the evidence is overwhelming.

Frank Spencer was found shot to death at his home near Millville in 2012. Sanutti-Spencer and her father, Anthony Rocco Franklin, were charged not only for Spencer's death, but for harassment and burning down a previous home of Spencer's before his death.

Franklin fled the country two years ago after he was charged. He remains in Argentina, fighting extradition.

Jurors are expected to return to the Columbia County Courthouse Thursday morning, get instructions from the judge, and then begin their deliberations.

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