The jury in the trial of a man charged with the murder of Keeley Bunker is beginning its third day of deliberations, according to a report by Birmingham Live.
Wesley Streete, 20, is also accused of raping the 20-year-old whose body was found in Wigginton Park, Tamworth.
Streete previously told a jury that he killed his former school friend “accidentally” as they had sex.
He said: “I had my arms around her neck and accidentally killed her.”
Keeley vanished following a night out with Streete and a female friend in Birmingham city centre last September.
Jurors have already heard that Streete said he walked her partway home from her friend’s home after they returned to Tamworth by taxi.
He said she was safe and well when he left her near a telephone box.
The court heard he then gave “no comment” answers to several questions asked by police officers after GPS evidence contradicted his account.
Streete also faces six counts in relation to three other people. He has pleaded not guilty to the rape of a woman aged over 16, the rape of a child under 16, sexual activity with a girl and three counts of sexual assault.