Brandon Metallic has been on trial before a judge and jury since January 16, 2024 at the New Carlisle courthouse. Five weeks were planned, but the procedures were ultimately shortened. (Archive photo)
The Superior Court judge also recalled that Brandon Metallic was innocent until proven guilty and that x27;he did not have to prove his innocence. It is rather the prosecution which is responsible for proving the guilt of the accused, clarified Guy De Blois.
Brandon Metallic did not wish to take an active part in the hearings on Tuesday. As has been the case many times in the past, he was present in his cell at the New Carlisle Detention Center, where he could virtually see and hear what was happening in court. He got up at some point Tuesday morning, but remained in bed, motionless, the rest of the time.
On Monday, the Crown presented a one-hour plea to convince the jury of Brandon Metallic's guilt. The accused, who was not present in court, did not wish to present a plea.
In total, 22 witnesses were called to the stand before the prosecution declared its case closed.
The accused, who represents himself, has waived all defense. He chose not to present a witness or testify.