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MAYVILLE – During the first hour of deliberations in Jason Wells murder case, jurors asked for a further definition of the “insanity defense.”

The 12 jurors are considering the fate of Jason Wells, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ruth Fisk in Fredonia.

Wells attorney has put forth the consideration that Wells is “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect” or that Wells suffered from extreme emotional disturbance at the time of the crime.

Early Friday afternoon the jurors received lengthy instructions and within an hour had a note passed to the judge for further information about the insanity defense.

Judge John T. Ward called them into the courtroom and re-read the legal definitions of the defenses.

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