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Von Bulow Jurors Begin Talks, Ask to Hear Transcript

From a Times Staff Writer

A Superior Court jury Friday began considering the fate of Claus von Bulow, being tried for a second time on charges that he twice attempted to murder his wife with insulin injections.

The jury, sequestered since April 22, deliberated for five hours Friday before recessing for the night.

Earlier, the panel had asked that portions of the transcript be read back to them. That testimony, from prosecution and defense medical experts regarding the cause of the first coma, in 1979, will be read to the jury today.

Von Bulow was convicted in 1982, but the verdict was overturned. Martha (Sunny) von Bulow, heir to a utilities fortune, has been in a coma since falling ill in December, 1980, while at the Von Bulows’ estate. She recovered from the first coma a year before.

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