Jurors appeared frustrated as they entered the courtroom at the end of the day Thursday. Several sighed as they took their seats.
Roseboro is charged with first-degree murder while armed. His attorney, James Rudasill, said in closing arguments that Roseboro is innocent of all charges against him, including murder.
According to charging documents in the case, a witness to Okorie’s death “heard a gunshot, looked, and saw [Roseboro] armed with a gun in [his] hand and [Okorie] on the ground. As [the witness] turned away, it heard additional gunshots.”
On the stand at trial, Roseboro said he was home with his mother, cousin, and girlfriend waiting for an appointment with a jobs counselor the afternoon that Okorie was killed.
The jury sent a note to Judge Russell Canan Wednesday afternoon, telling him that they were deadlocked. Canan instructed them to continue deliberating. No notes were received Thursday.