VANCOUVER — The Crown pressed a Vancouver Island father today for details of the events that led up to deaths of his two daughters at Christmas in 2017.
Crown attorney Patrick Weir asked questions about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but Andrew Berry testified he didn’t remember that “level of detail.”
Berry has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of six-year-old Chloe Berry and four-year-old Aubrey Berry in Oak Bay.
Weir asked about the gifts Berry gave the girls for Christmas, and then suggested Berry did not have any gifts for them that morning.
Berry denied there were no gifts for the children.
The Crown’s theory is that Berry killed the girls and then tried to kill himself, but Berry says he owed thousands of dollars to the loan shark named Paul and was attacked in his apartment.
Berry has told the jury trial in B.C. Supreme Court that Paul was someone who was in his 30s when he first got to know him about 20 years ago, but he didn’t know his last name.
The Canadian Press