Jurors Consider Des Moines Murder Case against Army Vet

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Thursday in the murder case against a 31-year-old man accused of killing his neighbor in Des Moines.

The Des Moines Register reports that jurors were handed Patrick Kirwan's case around noon Wednesday and adjourned around 4 p.m.

Prosecutors say Kirwan shot and killed Mark Hruska because Kirwan suspected his girlfriend and Hruska were having an affair. Kirwan's attorney has said the March 1, 2015, slaying was driven by Kirwan's mental disorders, including a stress disorder related to his U.S. Army experiences in Iraq.

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