Accused murderer Trevor Pardy becomes emotional after seeing his family members outside Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday afternoon. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
A jury has been selected in the case of accused murderer Trevor Pardy with the trial set to begin in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s Nov. 19.
The jury is comprised of eight women and four men, with one man and one woman serving as alternates.
Pardy is accused of killing his former girlfriend Triffie Wadman on Oct. 1, 2011, in St. John's.
Pardy has pleaded not guilty to all three charges he faces — first-degree murder, using a firearm to commit a crime, and having an unlicensed weapon (a nine-millimetre handgun).
The incident happened on Boggy Hall Place, off Forbes Street in the Topsail Road area of St. John’s. Witnesses called the RNC around 1 a.m., reporting that a woman was lying in the street.
Wadman, of Freshwater, Placentia Bay, who lived in St. John's, was brought to hospital and treated for gunshot wounds. She died of her injuries.
Pardy, who grew up in Keels, Bonavista Bay, but lived in Mount Pearl, was taken into custody following a four-hour standoff with police after the shooting. He's been in custody ever since, having been denied bail.