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Jury deliberations continue for man accused of stuffing woman's body in suitcase

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Jury deliberations continued Tuesday for a man charged with killing a woman and stuffing her body in a suitcase. 

Joshua Palmer is accused of strangling the victim Shauna Haynes after watching her have sex with two other people, then stuffing her body into a suitcase that was put out with the trash outside a downtown hotel where he was living back in April of 2016. 

Witnesses have testified that Palmer wanted a relationship with the victim Shauna Haynes, but she wasn't interested. 

Earlier in the trial, a deputy district attorney told the jury that 34-year-old Palmer videotaped himself doing "unspeakable things" to 21-year-old Haynes' body after he killed her at the Chadwick Hotel. 

Her body was found two days later by workers at the hotel.  

Palmer faces first-degree murder charges, but his defense attorney argues it was a crime of passion saying Palmer was upset because Haynes had sex with someone else in front of him. 

Deliberations will resume Wednesday, according to a court official. 


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