AKRON -- A jury has recessed for the day after completing another day of deliberations in the retrial of Denny Ross.
The jurors will resume deliberations at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Ross is being tried for a second time in the murder of Hanna Hill. The 18-year-old's body was found in the trunk of her car six days after she was reported missing in May 1999.
The jurors-nine women and three men-are the second jury to consider the case against Ross who is now 33. A judge declared a mistrial in 2000 due to jury misconduct after it was discovered jurors discussed a lie detector test that was not presented as evidence at trial.
New DNA samples have been the basis of the prosecution's new case.
Ross is currently serving a 25-year sentence after he was convicted of the rape and attempted murder of an Akron woman in 2004.
The jury is considering the following charges against Ross:
- Count 1 - Murder, purposely caused the death of Hill
- Count 2 - Murder, caused the death during commission of felonious assault.
- Count 3 - Tampering with evidence
- Count 4 - Abuse of a corpse
- Count 5 - Felonious assault