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Closing arguments underway in trial for Regina man accused of killing brother
Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:51AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:57AM CST
Closing arguments are underway in the jury trial for a Regina man accused of killing his brother.
Steven Pascal is charged with second-degree murder in the May 2015 death of his brother, 22-year-old Trent Pascal of Regina.
Witnesses earlier testified Trent was chasing Steven down the street with a machete, when he dropped the weapon and the two brothers got into a fistfight.
Court heard Trent was winning the fight when Steven pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed his brother. Trent died in hospital.
During closing arguments Wednesday, a lawyer for the accused said his client acted in self-defence. The defence showed the jury a machete in court and asked what they would do if someone was chasing them with one.
The defence also pointed to the size difference between the two brothers, saying Trent was taller and weighed 90 pounds more than Steven. The lawyer said Steven had to run away from Trent because he was scared for his life.
The victim was found seriously injured in the 900 block of Athol Street in May 2015. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
CTV Regina’s Cally Stephanow is in court covering the trial: