May 1, 2015 5:06 PM

Jury begins deliberations in Amazeen trial

DOVER - A jury has started deliberations following closing arguments in the trial of Steven Amazeen, a former Lee man charged with putting police officers and his wife in danger when he fired a gun during a Dec. 2012 standoff.

Amazeen is facing 8 counts of felony criminal threatening, and 8 counts of felony reckless conduct.

Each charge carries a sentence of 10-30 years in prison.

Police chiefs from Lee and Durham testified on Friday morning.

Several officers have testified that Amazeen was attempting a "suicide by cop" in the in incident.

Amazeen was shot twice - in the hip and shoulder - by two Durham police officers.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Deliberations are scheduled to continue on Monday morning.

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