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Deliberations enter fourth day for deadlocked jury in Robert Olsen trial

The former DeKalb County police officer is charged with felony murder in the shooting death of Anthony Hill in 2015, a naked, unarmed veteran.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The Olsen jury adjounred Tuesday without reaching a verdict. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. they sent a note to the judge saying they were "still working" and would like to leave for the day. The Judge granted that request and told them to be back Thursday. The Olsen trial will not be in session Wednesday due to a Jewish Holiday.

The jury is not shy about asking questions as they deliberate. They had several before 11 a.m. Tuesday. 

Jurors notified the judge they were missing a portion of the jury instructions. The court figured out what they were missing, and Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson told the jury the paperwork was in the courtroom the entire time.

“I don’t think anyone intentionally left the jury charges out intentionally,” said the judge. “They inadvertently got left in the wrong stack.”

Judge Jackson instructed the jury to keep deliberating.

Positive momentum from deadlocked jury? 

Earlier in the day, jurors asked for clarification regarding the Aggravated Assault and Felony Murder charges Olsen is facing. Court watchers viewed that positive momentum from a jury that was deadlocked just a day before.

More: Olsen jury says it’s deadlocked after first full day of deliberations

Shortly before the jury was scheduled to leave for the day Monday, they sent a note to Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson saying they came to agreement on some of the charges but could not reach an agreement on others. She released the jury for the day, but when they reported back Tuesday morning she told them to resume deliberations.

Olsen was responding to a 911 call about a possibly mentally disturbed individual who was wandering around The Heights at Chamblee apartments at approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 9, 2015. Olsen says when he arrived on scene, Hill, who was naked, started running at him at full speed. Olsen says he got out of his car and twice yelled, "Stop!" but Hill continued running.

Olsen shot Hill twice, killing him. The former officer said he was scared for his life.

What was unknown to Olsen at the time was that Hill was diagnosed as bipolar and was off his medications. His family says the 26-year-old was in the midst of a mental breakdown.

RELATED: 'He was very peaceful': Those close to Anthony Hill were in disbelief at shooting

Olsen is facing six charges, including two felony murder charges, in relation to the shooting.

The testimony phase of the trial finished Thursday after the defense made a surprising move: they rested their case without calling a single witness.

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More from trial:

Second officer on scene of Anthony Hill shooting testifies Robert Olsen had an 'Oh ****' look on his face

Former DeKalb Police officer accused of killing naked, unarmed veteran rejected plea deal

Cell phone video shows moments after shooting 

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