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Jurors set to resume death penalty deliberations

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Jurors are set to begin the first full day of deliberations to decide whether a former Hawaii soldier is sentenced to death.

The jury is tasked with determining whether Naeem Williams receives the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of release for the 2005 murder of his 5-year-old daughter. 

Jurors deliberated briefly on Friday and are returning to federal court in Honolulu Thursday to resume the process. 

Williams says he beat his daughter Talia often to discipline her for bathroom accidents. 

During deliberations, they must weigh factors for and against a death sentence.

The defense says factors such as his intellectual disability, his stepfather’s physical abuse and his two other children are reasons to spare his life. 

The prosecution says factors such as Talia’s age justify death. 

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