FAIRFIELD — After two days of deliberations, jurors in a double-homicide trial agreed to one thing Monday – that they would take a week off and resume deliberations June 18.
Richard R. Calkins, 22, faces a pair of murder charges and an attempted murder charge for what happened while he was partying with some friends on the night of Nov. 16, 2010.
Calkins is accused of killing Richard M. Perez, 20, and Cameron S. Silva, 21, before wounding Sarah Berkheimer.
Berkheimer testified at Calkins’ monthlong trial that she and the three men spent the night eating psilocybin mushrooms, watching “Family Guy” on television and laughing until the shooting started at 2 a.m.
Calkins’ defense attorney claims the mushrooms triggered a paranoid break from reality, a state of unconsciousness, for Calkins, who he argued should be either found not guilty or, at worst, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
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