Jurors who are considering whether a woman murdered a pensioner are expected to deliver their verdict today.
Judge Lord Pentland sent the jury in the case against 53-year-old Sharyn Stewart home last night after he was informed that they wouldn’t be able to deliver their verdict on Thursday afternoon.
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Ms Stewart, a prisoner of HMP Grampian, is standing trial for the alleged murder of Alan Cowie, 65, at his home in Aberdeen’s Alexander Terrace on January 2 last year.
Prosecutors claim that on that January 2 2018, Ms Stewart murdered Mr Cowie by striking him on the head and body with a bottle before knocking him to the ground.
It’s also claimed that during this assault, Ms Stewart also stood on Mr Cowie’s neck and also restricted his breathing.
Ms Stewart has pleaded not guilty to the charge.