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update: Assault vs. Aggravated Assault next

The jury failed to reach a verdict on the second-degree murder charge and animal cruelty in the October 2010 shooting deaths of 29-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and his pit bull.

The unanimous guilty verdict was read by the court clerk Tuesday morning at Maricopa County Superior Court.

The aggravation phase of the trial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to a court spokesman.

If aggravated assault factors are found, Chrisman could face betwen five and 15 years in prison. If no aggravating factors are found, he could face between five and seven years.
http://www.kpho.com/story/23385834/court-pio-split-verdict-r...