A Jefferson County jury of six women and six men is deliberating the fate of a Pine Bluff man accused of capital murder in the shooting death of another man last year.

A Jefferson County jury of six women and six men is deliberating the fate of a Pine Bluff man accused of capital murder in the shooting death of another man last year.

The jury in the trial of Michael A. Thomas, 27, began their deliberations at 3:35 p.m., after jury instructions from Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis and closing arguments from the two sides.

Thomas is accused of shooting Archie Kendrell Kirklin, 24, on the parking lot of the Speedway convenience store at 2504 Cherry St. on April 9, 2011. Kirklin was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where a doctor in the Emergency Room pronounced him dead of gunshot wounds.

If Thomas is convicted of capital murder, he would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.