Published: Sep 23, 2011 3:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberating in the murder trial of a Florida real estate developer charged with shooting his wife to death two years ago.
    
Jurors listened to jury instructions Friday from the judge overseeing Bob Ward's murder trial before heading to the jury room around 9 a.m.
    
Ward is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Diane, in September 2009, days before she was to give a deposition in a lawsuit alleging that he blew millions of dollars on big houses and expensive cars while his business failed. Defense attorneys say Ward's wife was suicidal, and he was trying to stop her from killing herself.
    
Defense attorneys didn't call Ward to the stand during the testimony part of the trial.

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