Former trucker Tyrone Williams won't know until next week at
the earliest whether he'll get the death penalty or prison time.
According to media reports, the Houston jury that's deciding
his fate is taking a five-day break.
Before the hiatus, they'd deliberated 19 hours without
reaching a decision. And, because the judge will be out of town Thursday and Friday,
and Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday - they won't reconvene
until Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Williams was convicted of transporting a truckload of
illegal aliens in 2003, 19 of whom died after being abandoned in his overheated