Jury Deliberations Resume For Leamington Man Accused Of Murder

Deliberations resume this morning in the murder trial of a Leamington man charged in the death of his best friend.

47-year-old Andrew Cowan is charged with first-degree-murder in the 2012 crash that claimed the life of Edward Witt.

Deliberations began Tuesday afternoon and the jury can find him guilty of first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter or not guilty.

During the trial, the defence argued Cowan and Witt made a suicide pact when Cowan drove a pick-up truck up a flower embankment at a high rate of speed, using it as a ramp, and struck the second floor of a building in Leamington.

The crown contends there was no evidence of a suicide pact and the crash was intentional.