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.