SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Sherman murder trial of Beau Watson was paused over a juror's misconduct on Tuesday morning.

Attorneys said one member of the panel acted against the judge's orders and was dismissed from the case. Deliberations were on hold for about three hours until an alternate juror arrived.

The defense moved for a mistrial; the state objected. Judge Larry Phillips decided that the trial would continue as planned.

Watson is on trial for the murder of Jeremy Obar at Watson's home in 2020.

While the defendant admitted to shooting Obar, he maintained the gunfire was in self-defense after Obar lunged at him.