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Patrick Semansky, Associated Press
Tanya Thomas walks into U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, during a recess in a civil trial stemming from the November 2007 stun-gun death of her 20-year-old son, Jarrell Gray. Gray's family is seeking $145 million for what they claim was an excessive use of force by former Frederick County Sheriff's Cpl. Rudy Torres.

BALTIMORE — A federal jury deliberated about two hours in the wrongful-death trial of a former Frederick County sheriff's deputy accused of using excessive force by shocking a man twice with an electric stun gun.

The 10-member panel ended deliberations Tuesday evening and will resume Wednesday morning.

The jury must decide by a preponderance of the evidence whether former Cpl. Rudy Torres violated Jarrell Gray's constitutional right to be free from unreasonable force and, if so, whether the jolts, less than 30 seconds apart, were a substantial cause of his injuries.