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Jury resumes deliberation in Tacoma ecoterror trial

TACOMA, Wash. - A federal jury in Tacoma begins a third day of deliberation in the trial of a woman accused of the ecoterror arson at the University of Washington.
     
The case against 32-year-old Briana Waters of Oakland, Calif., went to the jury on Friday. Prosecutors say she was the lookout in 2001 when the Earth Liberation Front set fire to the Center for Urban Horticulture on the campus in Seattle.
     
It cost the university $7 million to replace the building.
     
The ELF claimed responsibility for the fire because it believed, mistakenly, the center was genetically modifying trees.
     
Waters testified she had nothing to do with the arson. If convicted she faces 35 years in prison.
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