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NC jury resuming deliberations in ex-doctor's case


RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A jury is set to resume deliberations in the trial of a former Raleigh doctor accused in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina.

Wake County jurors will meet again Monday morning to discuss a decision in Raymond Cook's case. They deliberated for three hours Friday afternoon but did not reach a verdict.

Cook has been charged with second-degree murder, driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle. Prosecutors blame him for a September 2009 car crash that killed 20-year-old Elena Bright Shapiro of Winston-Salem. Shapiro was in Raleigh working with the Carolina Ballet.

An attorney for Cook contends the case is sad but does not amount to murder.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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