Jury to continue deliberating Wednesday in Portland murder trial

Posted Dec. 07, 2010, at 5:34 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A jury will continue deliberating another day after failing to reach a verdict in the trial of a 52-year-old Portland man charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death.

The Cumberland County Superior Court jury didn’t reach a verdict Tuesday after deliberating all day in the trial of William Hanaman, who is charged with killing 47-year-old Marion Shea in his apartment in November 2009.

During Tuesday’s deliberations, jurors asked that Hanaman’s testimony from Friday be read back to them.

Hanaman is charged with murder, but jurors have the option of finding him guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter. Hanaman’s attorney says Hanaman killed Shea in self-defense after she came at him with a knife.