Holman waiting

Defendants Stephen Tyler Holman and Robert Cox stand outside the Cleveland County Courthouse awaiting the verdict in their case.

UPDATE 9:51 p.m. — After more than five hours of deliberation, a Cleveland County jury found Friendly Market owner Robert Cox and manager and Norman City Council member Stephen Tyler Holman not guilty on all counts. 

“You’d like to think that [the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office] would get the message the citizens of Norman and Cleveland County do not support this effort. We’ve had four trials and three acquittals,” Holman said. 

ORIGINAL — Today, at about 4 p.m, the jury filed into the deliberation room to determine a verdict in the case of Friendly Market owner Robert Cox and manager and Norman City Council member Stephen Tyler Holman. The 12-person jury — made up of eight men and four women — is still deliberating. 

See the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Transcript. 

Jacob McGuire is the Crime and Courts reporter for The Norman Transcript. McGuire is currently pursuing his MPA at the University of Oklahoma.

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