December 1, 2007
The trial of Robert Pickton is now in the hands of the jury. Pickton is on trial in British Columbia, Canada for the murders of Sereena Abotsway, Marnie Frey, Andrea Joesbury, Georgina Papin, Mona Wilson, and Brenda Wolfe.
So far the jury has heard from 128 witnesses, listened to a week of closing statements from the prosecution and defense, and received three days of instructions from the judge. Evidence has included such gruesome details as testimony from a witness who claims she saw one of Pickton’s alleged victims hanging from a meat hook, to examinations of severed and split skulls.
Regardless of the outcome of this trial, Pickton’s days in court are far from over. He still faces an additional 20 murder charges that it was determined would have overwhelmed a single jury.
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