After a third day of deliberation, there will be no decision from the jury in the first-degree murder trial of Brandon Phillips Thursday.

The jury of six men and six women were back at Supreme Court in St. John's to listen again to a portion of the judge's instruction Thursday morning.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the jury returned with a question for the judge.

CBC cannot report on what the question is, as Justice Valerie Marshall closed the courtroom to the public when the jury was brought in.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, jurors returned to court and were told they can listen back to a portion of the judge's instruction that was provided earlier in the week.

However, it's unknown what portion of the charge they requested to hear. 

Phillips is accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Larry Wellman, 63, on Oct. 3, 2015.

The jury heard from 17 witnesses during four weeks of testimony, including Wellman's wife, witnesses at the Captain's Quarters Hotel and first responders.

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