The second-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing Belleville native Elizabeth Nugent continued with contentiousness on Thursday.
Malcolm Copeland was cross-examined and questioned by Crown Attorney Arish Khoorshed on day 8 of his trial for the murder of Nugent, who was his girlfriend, on October 27, 2014.
According to InsideHalton.com, Khoorshed hammered Copeland about his testimony surrounding Nugent’s attack on him that day.
One area he questioned was about Copeland’s assertion that he had cut Nugent’s leg inadvertently in a struggle with a knife and that he was acting in self defence.
Khoorshed noted that it would be unnatural for someone to inflict the lethal wounds that Copeland did on Nugent if he was simply trying to defend himself.
Copeland also admitted that he had revealed numerous problems regarding his relationship with Nugent in a written note the day before her murder.
When questioned, Copeland testified that he had noticed some things in Nugent’s search history on her computer that upset him and made him write the note.
The trial continues Monday.