The jury in Craig Pope's second-degree murder trial have been sent out for deliberations.
Lawyers for the crown — Shawn Patten and Jude Hall — and defence — Randy Piercey and Jon Noonan made their closing submissions Thursday morning, after which Justice Vikas Khaladkar’s offered instructions to the jury.
Pope, 33, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Jonathan Collins on Sept. 7, 2017. Collins, a father of two, died of a single deep stab wound that pierced his abdominal aorta, after collapsing in the middle of Mundy Pond Road.
More to come.
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