Jury deliberating whether 1996 Camry had design defect

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury is deliberating in a case alleging the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash.

The jury got the case Wednesday and returned to federal court in Minneapolis Thursday to keep working. Jurors have asked to see a video that was shown during the three-week-long trial, but it's not clear which video they asked to view.

The jurors must decide whether Toyota's design of the 1996 Camry had a defect that was unreasonably dangerous. If they find there was a defect, they must decide if it directly caused injuries to those hurt or killed when Koua Fong Lee crashed into another car in 2006.

Lee spent 2½ years in prison before being released after reports suggested some Toyota cars had sudden acceleration problems.