Jury Deliberates In Official Oppression Trial

The fate of a former sheriff's deputy accused of nearly knocking a prisoner unconscious is now in the hands of the jury.

Testimony against Marshall Scott Taylor wrapped up Friday. The Trinity County Sheriff's Office fired him last spring after he reportedly beat a jail inmate.

In closing statements, the prosecution told jurors Taylor has a history of trouble at work, and has never held a job longer than two-and-a-half years.

If convicted of official oppression, Taylor faces two years in jail and permanent loss of his peace officer's license.