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No verdict yet in Tucson car bomb case

PHOENIX — Deliberations are set to resume Friday morning in the trial of a
once-prominent Aspen, Colo., socialite charged in the 1996 Tucson car bomb
killing of her ex-husband.

Lawyers for Pamela Phillips argued their client had nothing to gain from the
death of businessman Gary Triano, and that she was a successful real estate

Prosecutors described her as a gold digger who hired a former boyfriend to kill
Triano to collect on a $2 million life insurance policy.

The trial began in February. Jurors began deliberations Wednesday and continued
them on Thursday.

Phillips pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit

The ex-boyfriend was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to two life terms.

Triano died Nov. 1, 1996, when his car exploded outside a Tucson country club.


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