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Defence wraps up in RCMP murder case

The defence lawyer for an Alberta man charged with fatally shooting anRCMP officer in Hay River, N.W.T., has wrapped up her case.

The defence lawyer for an Alberta man charged with fatally shooting an RCMP officer in Hay River, N.W.T., has wrapped up her case.

The jury has heard from three people who were involved in a re-enactment of the shooting of Const. Chris Worden, who was killed in a wooded area of the community in October 2007.

Final arguments for the Crown and defence are expected tomorrow and the judge is expected to read his charge to the jury on Wednesday.

The territorial court had to delay those arguments by one day because delegates to a large conference in Yellowknife have snapped up all the available hotel rooms in the city.

Justice John Vertes agreed to a delay after realizing that if the jury were to begin deliberations earlier and had to be sequestered for the night, there were no rooms to put them up in until later in the week.

Emrah Bulatci, 25, of St. Albert, Alta., has admitted to shooting Worden but argues he did not mean to kill him.