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CanadaAndrew Berry, B.C. man accused of killing daughters, to testify in double murder trial

21:25  21 august  2019
21:25  21 august  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

B.C. father charged with murdering daughters says suicide note was old

B.C. father charged with murdering daughters says suicide note was old VANCOUVER — A Vancouver Island man who is accused of killing his two young daughters has told a jury that a suicide note police found at the scene was a month old. Andrew Berry has pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and is on the witness stand in his own defence. 

An Oak Bay man accused of murdering his two young daughters will be taking the stand in B.C. Supreme Court, his defence team says.

Andrew Berry's defence lawyer Kevin McCullough began presenting his evidence Wednesday morning, revealing that Berry will testify that he did not stab his daughters to death.

Berry is on trial for two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey. He has pleaded not guilty.

The two little girls were found dead in his Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day, 2017. Berry was laying, seriously injured, in the bathroom.

Crown prosecutors finished presenting their evidence on Friday, more than four months after the trial began.

B.C. dad on trial for daughters' murders claims man with 'dark skin' was the attacker

B.C. dad on trial for daughters' murders claims man with 'dark skin' was the attacker Andrew Berry claims that just before his daughters were killed, he was tackled from behind, thrown on his bed and stabbed in the throat by an unknown attacker. It was Christmas Day 2017, and Berry says he and his two little girls had just returned from a long day of tobogganing in the snow when he was attacked in the bedroom of his Oak Bay, B.C., home. "I'm tackled onto the bed, my chin's pulled back," Berry testified in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday. "I'm stabbed in the throat. There's just searing pain through my body and the next thing I know, when I come to, I just don't know what to think.

The proceedings have been tense at times, interrupted by frequent objections from both the Crown and defence. McCullough has suggested that some Crown witnesses are manipulating their evidence for the jury's benefit.

Andrew Berry, B.C. man accused of killing daughters, to testify in double murder trial © Felicity Don/Canadian Press Andrew Berry pictured in a courtroom sketch from April 2019. Berry is going to testify in his murder trial at B.C. Supreme Court, according to his defence team.
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'You weren't planning on killing Chloe or Aubrey': Crown wraps cross-examination of Andrew Berry.
Andrew Berry has been confronted with a detailed outline of how and why he allegedly killed his two little girls, but he's sticking to his story that someone else was responsible. Crown counsel wrapped up cross-examination of the Oak Bay man in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday, Berry's seventh day on the stand. Berry has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Christmas 2017 stabbing deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey. He claims a stranger with "dark skin and dark hair" entered his apartment, stabbed him in the throat and chest and killed the girls.

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