Second trial for accused nurse killer ends

The trial of an Alberni man accused of killing a local nurse has ended in Nanaimo. The Justice has reserved her decision until March 2014

Final arguments have wrapped up in the second-degree murder trial of a Port Alberni resident accused of killing a local nurse.

Port Alberni resident Kim Winslow Rothgordt is accused of murdering nurse James Shannon in 2008. Rothgordt was initially convicted of second-degree murder in 2011. But the case was overturned on appeal last January.

Finals arguments in the new trial were made in BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo before Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey on Dec. 10 and the case concluded on Dec. 12, prosecutor Gordon Baines said.

The defense chose not to enter an argument, Baines said.

The prosecution entered two key pieces of evidence not heard during the first trial.

One piece involved statements Rothgordt made to police after the incident in 2008.

The second piece of evidence involved statements Rothgordt made to Corrections Canada officials after the first trial.

Arnold-Bailey has reserved her decision until March 2014.

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