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Jury in Craig Pope murder trial out for deliberations in St. John's

Craig Pope, 33, sits in the dock in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John's Tuesday morning flanked by sheriffs, waiting for his second-degree murder trial to begin.
Craig Pope, 33, sits in the dock in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John's. - SaltWire File Photo

Closing arguments presented Thursday morning

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

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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