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Judge continues instructions to jury in Babcock murder trial

Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm EDT

A Toronto judge continues his instructions to the jury Friday at the trial of two men accused of killing a young woman whose body hasn’t been found.

A Toronto judge is continuing his instructions to the jury Friday at the trial of two men accused of killing a young woman whose body hasn’t been found.

Dellen Millard and Mark Smich have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the supposed death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock in 2012.

Read CityNews court reporter Marianne Boucher’s coverage from the trial below. For a mobile-friendly link, click here.

The judge told the jury Thursday that the case hinges upon a “large and complex” body of circumstantial evidence.

Justice Michael Code told jurors the circumstantial evidence focuses on two main issues — whether Babcock is dead and whether Millard and Smich caused her death from an unlawful act.

Code says his 300-page instruction will last multiple days before the jury can begin deliberating.


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