LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Jury deliberations are scheduled to begin Thursday in the trial of Marcos Costa.
Costa was driving a runaway big rig that slammed into a car and a bookstore in La Canada Flintridge two years ago.
Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina, were killed.
The defense blamed the steep road and said Costa had no way to stop his truck when the brakes failed.
The prosecution calls it murder, claiming the brakes were smoking and that Costa ignored a warning to stop.
Costa faces charges of murder, vehicular manslaughter an reckless driving.
If convicted, he could get life in prison.