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Jury deliberations continue

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47 and AP) -- The case against a man charged of killing a father and son in their Waseca farmhouse is now in the hands of the jury.

Around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the prosecution wrapped up its case against 26-year-old Michael Zabawa.  The defense then asked for an acquittal, which was denied.

No witnesses were called, so closing statements began and finished Thursday around 4 p.m.

Wednesday, jurors watched a videotape of a state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent interrogate Zabawa.

On the tape, Zabawa initially denies entering the Kruger's home before dawn in February 2007 but then says he went in looking for help after getting his SUV stuck outside.

Zabawa says a man pulled a gun on him, and there was a struggle in the bedroom and a man and a woman were shot. He says it was a pump-action shotgun.

He says he dropped the gun as a child ran by, but he didn't know that child was hit because he was running out of the house.

Thirteen-year-old Alec and his father, Tracy, were shot dead, while his wife Hilary was seriously injured. Zabawa has pleaded not guilty to the crimes. His attorney says the confession was coerced.

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