Papatoetoe trial: Jury to resume deliberations

  • 10/12/2015
Amandeep Kaur (L) and Gurjinder Singh in court (File)
Amandeep Kaur (L) and Gurjinder Singh in court (File)

A jury is set to resume deciding the fate of two lovers accused of murdering one of their spouses.

Amandeep Kaur 32, is standing trial alongside Gurjinder Singh, 27, in the High Court in Auckland for the murder of Kaur's husband Davender Singh.

Mr Singh, 35, had his throat slashed in the Auckland suburb of Papatoetoe, on August 7 last year while sitting with Kaur in their parked car.

The Crown alleges the two co-accused were lovers who plotted the attack after their affair was discovered.

The jury of nine men and three women began deliberating its verdicts yesterday but was unable to come to a decision by the afternoon.

They will resume deciding this morning.

The Crown argued Singh stabbed Kaur's husband after she spurred him on to do it, leading him "like a lamb to the slaughter".

But Singh said the plot was about talking to Mr Singh, not killing him, and Kaur killed her husband before he arrived at the scene, using him as a scapegoat.

Kaur admitted to planning a murder, but said she told Singh to call it off, only for him to go through with it anyway.

The trial is in its fifth week.

NZN