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Kelly Soo Park found not guilty of first-degree murder in death of aspiring model Juliana Redding

Kelly Soo Park looks back at spectators as opening motions are made in her murder trial, May 15, 2013.
AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Kelly Soo Park, a woman accused of strangling an aspiring model in Santa Monica, has been found not guilty of first-degree murder - but her trial is not over because the Los Angeles jury will decide separately on the lesser charge of second-degree murder. 

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The partial verdict in the trial of 47-year-old Kelly Soo Park was read Tuesday in Superior Court, a day after the jury asked for clarification of the difference between first- and second-degree murder.

Judge Kathleen Kennedy allowed further argument by both sides and the jury has resumed deliberations.

Park is charged with killing 21-year-old Juliana Redding in 2008.

Complete coverage of the Kelly Soo Park-Juliana Redding case on Crimesider

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