Ricky Trent Stanley's fate in the hands of jurors

GRAYSON CO., TX - The fate of Ricky Trent Stanley is now in the hands of a Grayson County jury.

Emotions were high in the courtroom thursday, some jurors even cried during closing arguments-- they're now in deliberation.

The judge read the charges against Ricky Trent Stanley to a packed courtroom: Felony murder, intoxication manslaughter, and first degree aggravated assault causing serious bodily harm to a public servant, in the death of Grayson County Deputy Chad Key

Earlier in Day 4 of Stanley's trial, the jury learned the official results of Stanley's blood alcohol test, taken on April 20th, 2013, the night Stanley allegedly hit and killed Deputy Key while driving drunk.

The forensic scientist who tested Stanley's blood reported a BAC of 0.184. That is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

The scientist estimated that Stanley had consumed 22 alcoholic beverages in the 6 and a half hours leading up to the accident.

The defense brought in an expert witness who performed a full reconstruction of the accident scene. He testified that based on his calculations, Stanley was not driving over 40 miles per hour when he hit deputy Key on Highway 82 in a 70 mile per hour zone -- and that Stanley was in compliance with Texas' move over law.

The prosecution and defense rested their case by early afternoon. The jury deliberated until 6 p.m.

Trial resumes Friday at 8 a.m.


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