Maple Ridge murder trial concludes

Leah Marie Florence remains in custody on one count of second degree murder for killing her husband in 2009

  • Mar. 27, 2012 10:00 a.m.

A trial for a Maple Ridge woman accused of killing her husband during a domestic dispute two years ago has ended.

Crown and defence presented closing arguments on Tuesday.

Leah Marie Florence did not take the stand in her defence during the trial in New Westminster Supreme Court, where a judge will now have to determine if she was too intoxicated to form the intent to murder her husband, Andrew Lynn Milne.

Florence has been in custody since November 2009, when she was arrested at a her home on Ospring Street in Hammond for stabbing her husband during a drunken fight.

The 911 call to police came from a family member who lived on the floor above the couple.

Police found 50-year-old Milne lying on the floor. He died later in hospital.

Florence suffered a gash to her arm during the altercation and needed stitches.