ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A jury wrapped up its deliberations for the day on Friday evening at the murder trial of a former elite Newfoundland athlete charged with beating a man to death with a hammer.
Anne Norris pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Marcel Reardon, but admitted to repeatedly hitting him in the head with a hammer early in the morning of May 9, 2016.
Her defence team has argued the 30-year-old former member of a provincial basketball team did it in the grips of a mental disorder and should be found not criminally responsible.
Crown prosecutor Iain Hollett says evidence presented at the trial shows she was not delusional and planned a deliberate killing.
The jury asked two questions Friday before retiring for the night, and will continue its deliberations Saturday.
It could find Norris not criminally responsible, or guilty of first- or second-degree murder or manslaughter.