LAWRENCE — Jurors continued deliberations yesterday in the first degree murder trial of Antonio Frazier and Scott Brown.
The duo is charged with killing Gustavo Perez, 39, in a brutal, daylight execution-style slaying on Essex Street in Lawrence on Nov. 29, 2011.
At 4:30 p.m. that day, Perez stepped outside the Italian-American Club when he allegedly had a gun emptied into him by Frazier, who was allegedly accompanied by Brown.
Frazier, 26, of Mattapan, and Brown, 26, of Brockton, face life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of first degree murder.
Numerous witnesses to the shooting that afternoon along with Lawrence police officer Joseph Padellaro, who was on his way to work and heard gun shots, testified during the trial, which opened last Tuesday.
A native of Nagua in the northeastern part of the Domincan Republic, Perez immigrated to Lawrence as a youngster. He graduated from Lawrence High School.
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning, four days after the trial opened.
Deliberations continue this morning.
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