MONCTON, N.B. — The trial of a Moncton man accused of abducting a woman last year and holding her captive in his basement apartment for almost a month is expected to go to the jury today.
Romeo Cormier is charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault with a weapon, theft and uttering death threats.
Judge Zoel Dionne will give his instructions to the jury before they begin their deliberations.
Testimony during the trial presented two very different versions of what happened during the 26 days the 55-year-old woman was missing.
The woman, whose name in banned from publication, told the court she was abducted by Cormier at knifepoint outside a Moncton mall and sexually assaulted before she was able to escape in March 2010.
The 63-year-old Cormier said the woman wanted to be with him and that she had enlisted him in a plot to kill her husband.