Defence case ends

All evidence in the murder trial of former University of Otago economics tutor Clayton Weatherston has now been completed in the High Court at Christchurch.

Weatherston (33) stabbed his ex-girlfriend Sophie Elliott to death at her Dunedin home on January 9 last year but denies it was murder.

The defence closed its case yesterday afternoon after the second of its two psychiatric specialists finished his evidence.

The jury will return on Monday morning for closing addresses from the Crown and the defence.

The judge will then sum up the case before the jury retires to consider its verdict, probably some time on Tuesday.

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