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Jury deliberations to begin in trial of accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff

Cody Alan Legebokoff is shown in a B.C. RCMP handout photo. Mounties in Prince George, B.C., say they've connected the deaths of four women to a suspected serial killer.After a 10-month investigation, police have charged Legebokoff with three counts of first-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. RCMP.
Cody Alan Legebokoff is shown in a B.C. RCMP handout photo. Mounties in Prince George, B.C., say they've connected the deaths of four women to a suspected serial killer.After a 10-month investigation, police have charged Legebokoff with three counts of first-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. RCMP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. RCMP

Jurors are expected to begin their deliberations today at the trial of accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff.

The 24-year-old is facing four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four women in northern B.C.

He is accused of killing Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, both 35, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery and 15-year-old Loren Leslie.

Yesterday, Legebokoff tried to enter guilty pleas to second-degree murder, but the move was rejected by Crown lawyers.

Legebokoff’s defence counsel was asking for a second-degree murder conviction. His lawyer, James Heller, told the jury there is reasonable doubt that the murders were planned and deliberate.

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Last month, Legebokoff said he was “involved” in the deaths of three women he is accused of murdering but did not carry out the actual killings.

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The Crown has argued Legebokoff planned the murders, sexually assaulted his victims and should be convicted of the more serious charges of first-degree murder.