Jury resumes work in Md. prison brutality trial

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A jury in Baltimore has concluded its second day of deliberations in the first federal trial stemming from the severe beating of a state prison inmate in 2008.

Jurors deliberated about eight hours Thursday after deliberating about 90 minutes on Wednesday. They will resume Friday morning.

Suspended correctional officer Josh Hummer is accused of failing to stop several other officers from severely beating inmate Kenneth Davis after Davis allegedly punched a guard at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown

His attorney says Hummer never saw the beating that left Davis with a broken nose, back and ribs.

Prosecutors say Hummer also failed to get medical help for Davis and conspired to cover up the beating.

Twelve former officers have pleaded guilty to federal charges and two to state charges.

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