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Jury deadlocked on sentencing of man convicted of killing U. City police sergeant

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) – A jury is now working to decide the fate of Todd Shepard, the man who admitted to deliberately killing a University City police sergeant on Halloween night in 2008, officials say.

Shepard supposedly told jurors on Friday that he was not sorry for killing Sgt. Michael King, that it felt good to do it, and he was hoping to start a revolution with the murder.

That testimony is weighing into jurors’ decisions whether to recommend that Shepard spend the rest of his life in prison or die for the crime he committed.

As of Friday night, jurors are deadlocked.

They’ve told the judge that their personal decisions won’t change.

There is no word yet on where the vote stands in favor of which penalty. But Shepard’s public defender says the jury has been asked to get back to work and deliberate for as long as it takes to make a decision.

If they cannot reach a unanimous decision in the next few hours, they will be sequestered again and asked to come back Saturday morning.

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