Jury deliberations begin in Andrew Berry trial

Jury deliberations begin in Andrew Berry trial
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Andrew Berry has pleaded not guilty in the deaths of his two daughters in 2017.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has finished instructing the jury in the trial of Andrew Berry, who is accused of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his daughters in Oak Bay.

The jury has been sequestered and is now deliberating.

The judge has told the jury it is their duty to determine if the Crown proved their case against Mr. Berry beyond a reasonable doubt.

Berry has pleaded not guilty to both counts. The bodies of his daughters, four-year-old Aubrey and six-year-old Chloe, were found in their bed’s at Berry’s Oak Bay apartment on Dec. 25, 2017.

Berry was found naked and injured in the bathtub. He has testified that he owed thousands of dollars to a loan shark named Paul and that he was attacked in his apartment by a “dark haired, dark skinned” man on the day of his daughters’ deaths.

The Crown alleges Berry killed his daughters on Christmas morning, as he believed he would lose custody of the girls after that Christmas, then tried to kill himself. Berry has denied this.

Berry’s trial began in April in Vancouver and is being streamed to a Victoria courthouse.

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With files from The Canadian Press


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