One Murder, Two Juries

It was a twisted legal drama and a heartbreaker because two of the accused were the victim's soft-spoken sons. Within hours in one Pensacola, Fla., courtroom, two juries in two separate trials ended weeks of speculation about a case in which two competing theories were proffered to explain the fatal beating of Terry King, 40. In one trial, prosecutors maintained that King's son, 14, had bludgeoned his father with a baseball bat, urged on by his brother Alex, 13, and that the two then set fire to their house. In the other trial, prosecutors claimed that former family friend Ricky Chavis...

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