Jurors began deliberating last Friday in the Cook 2nd degree murder case (discussed earlier). This is a drunk driving vehicular homicide case out of Wake County. Jurors must determine if Mr. Cook's actions were sufficient to rise to malice--reckless disregard--the level of intent necessary to prove 2nd degree murder.
Cook's attorneys argued that he was only guilty of involuntary manslaught--i.e. the criminally negligent killing of another.
Deliberations to resume Monday.