Updated 02/24/2012 09:18 PM
Abdul-Jaleel Jury to Resume Deliberations Next Week
After a day and a half of deliberating, the jury in the case of a Henrietta teen accused of stabbing his cousin has not yet reached a verdict.
The jury began deliberating the fate of 16-year-old Faheem Abdul-Jaleel on Thursday, and broke off deliberations Friday night. The jury will resume Monday.
On Friday, jurors saw Jaleel's interview with investigators and requested the judge read back the legal definitions of two counts against the defendant. They also asked the judge to explained the law and self defense.
Abdul-Jaleel is charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault in connection with the stabbing of 13-year-old Samina Qasim last June. The alleged attack happened in the garage of the family's Henrietta home. Abdul-Jaleel is accused of stabbing his cousin twelve times in the neck.
If convicted, Abdul-Jaleel faces a maximum sentence of between 4 and 25 years in prison.