Evidence wraps in Kamloops manslaughter case

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops jury finished hearing all the evidence in the trial of a man accused of manslaughter and two arson charges this week.

David Peter Gordon is standing trial in Kamloops Supreme Court and is accused of setting a fire in his St. Paul Street home April 25, 2013. His roommate’s girlfriend, Cheryl William, was retrieved from the fire by emergency responders and died in hospital four days after the incident.

Gordon was arrested and charged shortly after the event

Crown prosecutor Neil Flanagan concluded with his evidence yesterday, Oct. 29. Gordon's lawyer, Ken Tessovitch did not call any evidence in his defence.

Closing submissions are expected tomorrow. From there, the jury will receive direction from the judge and will be sequestered until they return a verdict.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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