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Jury Now Deliberating In Cranston Murder Trial

BEND, OR -- The fate of Ian Cranston is now in the hands of the jury. Central Oregon Daily News reports Judge Beth Bagley dismissed the two alternate jurors, Tuesday, and gave strict instructions to the other 12 that a guilty verdict must be unanimous.

Cranston is charged with second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and second decree manslaughter in the death of Barry Washington outside a downtown Bend bar in September 2021. 

"Mr. Cranston admits he shot and killed Mr. Washington. The question is whether that was justified," Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel told KBND News this week. He believes prosecutors proved their case, "We’ll see what happens. I’m confident; it’s always up to the jury, though." Hummel thinks deliberations will only take a day or two.


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