Jurors will return to Rensselaer County Court on Thursday morning to continue deciding the quadruple-murder case of James White.
The panel of six women and six men has deliberated for roughly eight hours over two days since getting the case Tuesday afternoon from County Judge Debra Young.
Prosecutors allege White, 40, known as “Jay Dub,” of Schenectady, stuck a knife through a pillow and into the necks of two adults and two children during a home invasion of a basement apartment at 158 Second Ave. in Lansingburgh on Dec. 21, 2017.
The victims included Brandi Mells, 22: Shanta Myers, 36, and Myers’ two children: Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5.
The DNA of two victims and White’s DNA was found on White’s glove, which was in the defendant’s pocket when police arrested him, Chief Assistant District Attorney Matthew Hauf said in his closing argument Tuesday.