Chuck Cox, the father of missing Utah mom Susan Powell, sits with other family members during the closing arguments in the voyeurism trial of Susan Powell\'s father-in-law, Steve Powell, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tacoma, Wash. (Associated Press)
Related: Jurors will return Wednesday to deliberate fate of Steven Powell
TACOMA, Wash. — After deliberating for 4½ hours Tuesday, the 12-member jury in the Steven Powell case went home for the evening without reaching a verdict.
The jurors will return to the Pierce County courtroom on Wednesday to continue deliberations.
For the prosecution, that means finding Powell guilty of 14 counts of voyeurism. For the defense, it means acquitting Powell because the state failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
In convicted, Powell faces up to five years in prison for each of the 14 counts.
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Steve Powell appears in court for jury selection, in the Pierce County Superior Court, in Tacoma, Washington, Monday, May 7, 2012. Powell is the father-in-law of missing West Valley City woman Susan Powell. Judge Ronald E. Culpepper is presiding over the estimated eight-day trial on voyeurism charges. (Rick Egan)
Following are links of recent coverage and other relevant sources.
May 14, 2012: Evidence is presented; jury in Steven Powell trial to deliberate Tuesday
May 13, 2012: Circumstantial evidence key in Steven Powell trial, former judge says
May 9, 2012: Jurors shown photos revealing alleged 'secret' hobby of Steven Powell
May 8, 2012: Judge: Jurors won't hear 'disturbing' descriptions of Steven Powell's obsession with Susan
May 7, 2012: Will Steven Powell diaries obsessing over Susan be admitted in trial?
May 5, 2012: Sins of the father: Steven Powell's behavior leaves a legacy of harm
Defense attorney Travis Currie, left, talks to Steven Powell, on the second day of his trial for voyeurism charges in the Pierce County Superior Court house, in Tacoma, Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. (Rick Egan)
April 6, 2012: Did Steven Powell help plot Susan's disappearance?
April 4, 2012: Steven Powell called in sick the day after his daughter-in-law was reported missing
Feb. 10, 2012: Focus returns to Powell children today
Sept. 22, 2011: Father-in-law of Susan Cox Powell arrested on charges of voyeurism, possession of nude photos of minors in Washington
Steven Powell warrants
Jury selection could prove difficult in Steven Powell case
Judge throws out journal entries in Steven Powell voyeurism case