Day two of the aggravated assault Supreme Court trial for Deborah Littler-Parsons wrapped up with Crown attorney Patrick Young closing his case.
Littler-Parsons was charged January 1, 2011 with stabbing her boyfriend in the chest at their Durham home on New Year’s Eve of 2010.
The incident was to have occurred after Littler-Parsons accused her boyfriend, Robert Melanson, of cheating.
Melanson appeared before the court for the morning and half of the afternoon during cross-examination by the defence, Rob Sutherland.
A member of the jury was dismissed early in day two due to a conflict and the trial continued with 11 jurors, seven female and four male.
The defence set up its case by focusing on Melanson’s inconsistencies between his unsworn statement, sworn statement and statements made during the preliminary inquiry.
Before resting, the Crown called two paramedics on the scene after the stabbing, Shelley Moore and Elvin MacDonald as well as RCMP officers on the scene, constables Katherine Greene, Jason Dawson and Corey Goulding.
Sutherland completed his opening statement by telling the jury that a picture is worth a thousand words and the two photos the defence will be focusing on are worth an acquittal.
The defence is expected to close his case tomorrow, after which the jury will hear the closing statements and Justice Peter Rosinski’s directions.