Published: Mar 19, 2013 10:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Jurors are trying to determine whether a man should be sentenced to death for the 1988 fatal shooting of a Miami police officer.
    
On Monday, the jury foreman told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked after more than three days of deliberating the case of Dennis Escobar. But Circuit Judge Leon Firtel asked them to continue deliberating.
    
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/10bBfBj ) reports the jury sent the judge a note about 4 p.m. Monday asking if they could go home for the night. They'll return Tuesday morning.
    
Escobar and his brother were convicted in 1991 of murdering Victor Estefan. The state supreme court later overturned the conviction.
    
During the five-week retrial prosecutors said Escobar confessed to shooting Estefan, dumping the weapon in a canal and fleeing to California with his brother.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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