Another twist in murder trial

Rosie Mullaley
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David Folker. — Telegram file photo

There's been another twist in the murder trial for David Folker.

As soon as proceedings began today on Day 3 of the trial at NL Supreme Court, the judge dismissed the jury.

Justice Wayne Dymond told the eight men and four women of the jury that a legal issue has arisen and it needs to be addressed. He didn't say what the issue was.

Lawyers will be dealing with the issue this afternoon and Friday.

The jury will return Tuesday morning.

It's one of several issues that has arisen since the start of the trial.

Folker is charged with second-degree murder and performing an indignity to or interfering with a human body.

It's alleged that Folker killed his girlfriend and mother of his young son, Ann Marie Shirran, on July 18, 2010, and then dumping her body in a wooded area in Cappahayden on the southern shore.

On a shocking development Wednesday, Folker conceded that he and Shirran had a physical altercation that day and she died as a result of it. He also admitted to dumping her body, disposing of her personal items and lying to police. However, he has maintained his not-guilty pleas.

When proceedings ended Wednesday, Shirran's friend, Jennifer Dalley, was on the stand.



Organizations: NL Supreme Court

Geographic location: Cappahayden

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