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Jury deadlocked in murder trial of nephew of Tyson Beckford

March 31, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Jury deadlocked in murder trial of nephew of Tyson Beckford

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After six days of deliberations in the murder trial of Domonic Whilby, the nephew of  Tyson Beckford, a Manhattan jury revealed on Wednesday that they were unable to reach a collective verdict — but the judge advised them to keep trying.

Domonic Whilby, 25, has been charged with crashing a stolen box truck into an MTA bus, which killed the driver back in February 2015.

The jury sent a message to Justice Gregory Carro informing him that they were deadlocked on nine of the 18 counts, including the charge of second-degree murder, the New York Post reported.

The jury did say it had reached a verdict on the remaining counts, including burglary and aggravated vehicular homicide.

Domonic Whilby is pictured partying with his uncle Tyson Beckford on the night of the fatal crash

Just before the deadly crash, Whilby was partying with Tyson Beckford and his then-girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik.

Whilby got so wasted that he was kicked out of 1OAK. He then stumbled into the loading dock of the Dream Downtown Hotel and stole a delivery truck.

He hit a taxi, a truck, and a scooter as he swerved down the streets. He ran a red light and collided with an M14 bus, killing the driver, William Pena, and wounding four others.

During the trial in Manhattan Supreme Court, defense attorney Laura Miranda argued that Whilby was too drunk to have murderous intent.

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