SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — On the third day of deliberations, a jury on Wednesday convicted a Sherman man in a 2020 murder case.

Beau Watson, 43, was charged with murder in the shooting of Jeremy Obar at Watson's home. While Watson admitted to pulling the trigger, he maintained that it had been an act of self-defense.

The punishment phase of the trial is now underway, with jurors hearing opening statements on Wednesday morning. The panel began considering their options on Wednesday afternoon, and will return on Thursday morning.

Jury deliberations were delayed on Tuesday after one member of the panel was excused from duty after disobeying orders from Judge Larry Phillips, who rejected a defense motion for a mistrial.

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