The jury will resume deliberations Friday morning. Falay is charged with murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery. Zachary Bivens and Francelis Dorce were charged as co-defendants. Prosecutors say he participated in a robbery that went awry on Dec. 23, 2008.
Falay, 20, testified Wednesday that he was only hanging out with Bivens and Dorce because the two teenagers, whom he knew from school, bumped into him at a gas station. Falay said they asked if he wanted to smoke weed with them. He said he witnessed Dorce call someone to set up a marijuana buy and walked with his friends to meet the sellers in a nearby cul-de-sac. Falay said didn't know they were planning to rob the victims until Givens handed Dorce a gun and told him he was going to "hit a lick" -- street slang for robbing someone.