The Crown and defence lawyers in the first-degree murder trial of Victoria woman Kaela Mehl have one final opportunity to address the court Tuesday.
The jury returns this morning at 9:30 a.m. to hear the prosecutor and defence lawyers’ final arguments before being sequestered. They are tasked with determining whether Mehl, 34, deliberately and intentionally caused the death of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte Cunningham on Sept. 16, 2015. Mehl, who has admitted to killing Charlotte by feeding her sleeping pills mixed in yogurt and smothering her, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Lawyers on both sides took Friday to address legal issues in the jury’s absence, but that process was not completed by Monday when the jury returned. They were dismissed until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
More to come.
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