SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN)—The Beau Watson murder trial deliberations will continue for a third day after jury misconduct caused a delay in proceedings.

One juror was excused from duty Tuesday morning after disobeying judge orders. Proceedings were paused for about three hours until the alternate juror arrived.

The defense moved for a mistrial. The state objected, and Judge Larry Phillips chose to continue the trial as planned.

If the jury hands down a guilty verdict, they will hear arguments from both sides over how harsh or light of a sentence Watson should receive.

Watson is pleading not guilty to charges of murder over the 2020 shooting of Jeremy Obar. While he does admit to shooting Obar, he claims it was in self-defense, saying Obar lunged toward him.

It has taken three years for the case to go to trial after several canceled hearings.