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Jury rehears testimony in deadly gas station robbery trial

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BELVIDERE, N.J. - Jurors in a trial stemming from a deadly gas station robbery in Phillipsburg, New Jersey are rehearing the words of the defendant.

Deliberations are on hold Wednesday morning in the case of Zachary Flowers.

In the testimony, Flowers told the court he was not involved in the crime at all. He said he made up a story about being there, but that he figured the truth would come out and he wouldn't get in trouble.

Police said Flowers, his sister, and two friends were high and down on their luck when they hatched a plan to rob the BP gas station in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in 2012.

Police said after stealing cash, a gas station attendant was shot in leg with a shot gun and died at the hospital two days later.

Co-defendant Andrew Torres is serving a 40-year sentence after having been found guilty of armed robbery and felony murder.

Zachary's sister, Alexis, and her boyfriend David Beagell took plea deals for shorter sentences.

Court is expected to continue Wednesday afternoon but it is unclear when deliberations will continue.


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