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Jury takes case of man charged with 3 beheadings

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A jury has started deliberating in the case of a south Texas man charged with beheading his common-law wife's three children in 2003.

John Allen Rubio, 29, rarely lifted his gaze from the defense table during two hours of closing arguments at his retrial Monday.

Rubio has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to four counts of capital murder for the killings of 3 children under the age of 4 in Brownsville.

A state appeals court overturned Rubio's original conviction in 2007. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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