Case of bouncer's choking death goes to jury

A jury finished its first day of deliberations Thursday in the case of a man accused of choking a Suffolk corrections officer to death last year.

Off-duty corrections officer Andrew Reister was moonlighting in a Southampton pub when Anthony Oddone, of Farmingville, allegedly put him in a chokehold, ultimately killing him.

The jury is deciding between second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for Oddone.

The trial lasted seven weeks and consisted of testimony from several medical experts. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota says the jury has a lot of technical information to consider and may take its time.

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