Defence lawyer Lt.-Col. Troy Sweet walked out of a makeshift courtroom at Sydney’s Victoria Park on Thursday, musing to reporters on the only witness he will likely bring forward to testify in the court martial case of Glace Bay reservist Cpl. Matthew Wilcox.

In a roundabout way, he refused to say whether it will be Wilcox himself on the stand Friday.

“We wish to leave that consideration open as to whether or not he will testify. We likely will be only calling one witness,” Sweet said. “If we were to call one, it certainly would be him.”


The prosecution wrapped up its case against Wilcox on Thursday after hearing from 25 witnesses over 19 days of testimony in front of a four-member military panel and a judge, Cmdr. Peter Lamont.

Wilcox, 24, is facing charges of manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and negligent performance of duty in the alleged shooting death of Stellarton reservist Cpl. Kevin Megeney, 25, in Afghanistan.

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