A Dickson County jury begins deliberations Friday morning in the first-degree murder trial of James Denver Case. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Case and his half-brother William Dallas Forrester went to a home on Robin Hood Road in October 2011 with the intent of stealing drugs but during an altercation 47-year-old John Travierso Sr. was shot by one of the two masked men and later died. The sequestered jury has not been told that 30-year-old Forrester pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of second-degree murder in February in exchange for a 20-year sentence. If convicted of felony murder, Case faces an automatic sentence of life in prison. He also faces charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. During testimony in the trial that began Wednesday in Charlotte, the jury heard from two men who said Case told them about the attempted robbery and shooting. Casey Thompson testified Case told him “we didn’t mean to kill him” and broke down in tears. Case did not testify during the trial and has twice refused to accept a plea bargain offer, but attempted to take the deal Thursday morning before testimony resumed. But Assistant District Attorney Ray Crouch said the offer was no longer on the table. Defense attorney Michael Flanagan told jurors there is no direct evidence linking Case to the shooting and that Travierso’s son John Jr. testified his father was shot by the taller of the two men who broke into their home. Flanagan said the state’s theory is Forrester shot Travierso when he fought back and that records list Forrester as being 5-9 while Case is 6-1. “The state’s theory is impossible,” Flanagan told jurors during closing arguments. John Travierso Jr. admitted on the stand Wednesday that he was selling drugs and that Thompson had brought Case to the house for a deal just days before the shooting. Thompson said while the deal fell through, Case almost immediately began talking about breaking in a stealing the drugs. A state medical examiner testified Travierso Sr. was shot once in the left side of his torso with the bullet causing numerous internal injuries before exiting the right side. Dr. Bridget Eutenier testified Travierso had traces of meth, cocaine and marijuana in his blood at the time of his death. 26-year-old Angela Marie Warner is serving a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and admitting that she drove the car that night. But on the stand Thursday she backtracked, saying she didn’t drive anyone to any specific house and that she only took the plea deal because she was facing 51 years in prison. The trial resumes Friday morning with Judge Robert Burch’s instructions to the jury, which will then begin deliberations.