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Jury to begin deliberation Wednesday in felony murder case
David Keener accused of killing Randall Huling
David William Keener, shown in court during last week's assault hearing, began his trial for felony murder Monday in Superior Court in Hall County.

The defense rested before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the felony murder case for David William Keener in the death of Randall Huling.

The jury will return around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to hear the jury instructions and charges before entering into deliberation.

Keener, 50, is accused of beating Huling’s head into a guardrail at the back of a Gainesville liquor store Aug. 14. He faces the two counts of felony murder and one count each of aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

The nine-count indictment for Keener was separated into three trials, with the first case heard last week.The three trials were separated to prevent prejudice, according to earlier court documents.

Keener elected not to testify in this week’s case, unlike last week’s aggravated battery and aggravated assault case. A jury from last week’s case convicted Keener on two counts of aggravated battery and acquitted him of aggravated assault.

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