Jury will deliberate again Monday in Terri Elmore trial

Jury will deliberate again Monday in Terri Elmore trial

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The jury in the trial of a former paramedic accused of killing a local pastor and his wife while driving drunk is expected to deliver their verdict on Monday.

The jury deliberated for more than two hours Friday afternoon before it was decided around 6 Friday night that they would come back on Monday.

It was a rough afternoon for family and friends of Jackson and Barbara Boyett -- many sobbing and turning away as pictures were shown during final arguments of the accident that killed their friends.

Jackson Boyett was the pastor of the local church, Dayspring Fellowship.

In 2011, police say former EMT Terri Elmore drifted into oncoming traffic in a construction zone on 290 killing the Boyett's.

During this week's trial, the jury was told Elmore drank four beers in three to four hours at a bar before the crash and when she left the bar...appeared to be upset after getting a phone call.

Today the defense argued she couldn't have possibly been as intoxicated as she was reported to be.

A medical expert this week said the 140 pound woman very well could have been...around .205...about the same rate she tested after being taken into custody.

Elmore says she can't remember the day at all.

The defense says she's always had problems with fainting and suggested that might have been what happened.

Friday the defense also reminded the jury about testimony from a friend of Elmore's.

The man was concerned about her after she seemed upset over that phone call in the bar, so he followed her for miles on 290 and never noticed any erratic driving. He says when she veered into the other lane it was almost like she had just "dozed off."

Elmore is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

If the jury finds her not guilty they can still charge her with DWI.

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