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Jury begins deliberations in capital murder trial of Arizona convict

  • FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo, provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows John Charles McCluskey, 45, after he was captured at a campsite in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Ariz. Prosecutors say escaped Arizona prisoner John McCluskey killed a retired Oklahoma couple in cold blood while on the run and should be convicted of capital murder.   (AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff's Office, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo, provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows John Charles McCluskey, 45, after he was captured at a campsite in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Ariz. Prosecutors say escaped Arizona prisoner John McCluskey killed a retired Oklahoma couple in cold blood while on the run and should be convicted of capital murder. (AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff's Office, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo released by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety shows shooting victims, Linda and Gary Haas of Tecumseh, Okla. Prosecutors say escaped Arizona prisoner John McCluskey killed the retired Oklahoma couple in cold blood while on the run and should be convicted of capital murder.   (AP Photo/New Mexico Department of Public Safety, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo released by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety shows shooting victims, Linda and Gary Haas of Tecumseh, Okla. Prosecutors say escaped Arizona prisoner John McCluskey killed the retired Oklahoma couple in cold blood while on the run and should be convicted of capital murder. (AP Photo/New Mexico Department of Public Safety, File)  (The Associated Press)

Jurors have started deliberating in the capital murder trial of an escaped Arizona prison inmate accused of killing a retired Oklahoma couple while on the run.

The deliberations began Thursday in the case against John McCluskey, after the prosecution spent weeks presenting a parade of witnesses, dozens of photographs and forensic evidence.

McCluskey's defense team called no witnesses and said there is a mountain of doubt surrounding the moments in which Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla., were killed.

Prosecutors countered that McCluskey came out of the couple's travel trailer covered in blood.

McCluskey is facing numerous charges related to the August 2010 carjacking and slayings. If convicted, he could face a possible death sentence.

The defense and prosecution wrapped up their closing arguments late Wednesday.