Deliberations to begin in Pa. bar slaying case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected to begin in the trial of a man charged in a shooting death outside a southeastern Pennsylvania bar a year ago.

The (Pottstown) Mercury (http://bit.ly/1gBpx8s) said 27-year-old Michael Hinton of Norristown chose not to take the stand Wednesday at his trial in Montgomery County Court. The jury likely will get the case Thursday.

Hinton and 20-year-old Maurice Andrews Jr. are charged in the March 2013 slaying of 27-year-old Victor Baez outside Brian's Cafe in Pottstown.

Assistant District Attorney Lindsay O'Brien said that although authorities allege that Andrews fired the fatal shots, Hinton was also responsible.

Defense attorney Patrick McMenamin Jr. argued that Hinton had no intention of killing Baez and only went with Andrews to support his cousin.

Andrews faces a separate trial later this year.

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Information from: The Mercury, http://www.pottsmerc.com