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Jurors back in Ponce-Rocha's murder trial


MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW)--After deliberating for about an hour and a half, the jury is back with a verdict.

Judge Patrick Brady sequestered the La Crosse County jurors for 7 days in Marathon County as they listened to arguments from the prosecution and defense in Raul Ponce-Rocha's murder trial. He's accused of murdering 18-year-old Breanna Schneller in April 2009.

In this case, all 12 jurors must come a unanimous decision.

If convicted, Ponce-Rocha faces a mandatory life sentence. A judge will decide on parole after 20 years.

Newsline 9 has a crew on the scene and will have the verdict as soon as it's read.

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