Defence Attorney John Bonn used his address to the jury to discredit the crown’s main witness, Stan McGovern, saying his version of events doesn’t make sense.
Bonn told them McGovern, the victim in the case, may have distorted or even made up some of his testimony and that witness accounts of the night cast a fair amount of doubt over his story.
He says while Assistant Crown Attorney Lynn Ross’ case suggests McGovern was beaten and held captive as part of a drug-debt recovery, his client Jessica Youmans never forced McGovern into her truck, never held him captive in her home, never forced him to turn over his bank card and only assaulted him after he made unwanted advances towards her.
Ross used her address to re-affirm to the jury that there is more than enough evidence to convict Youmans on all seven charges she faces.
She told the jury that during her testimony, Youmans was sarcastic, contradicted herself multiple times and did as much as she could to show herself in a positive light and McGovern in a negative one.
Justice Wolf Tausenfreund will give his charge to the jury Tuesday morning, before deliberations begin.