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B.C. father charged with murdering daughters says suicide note was old

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver Island man who is accused of killing his two young daughters has told a jury a suicide note police found at the scene was a month old.

Andrew Berry has pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and is on the witness stand in his own defence.

Court has already heard that police found six-year-old Chloe Berry and four-year-old Aubrey Berry stabbed to death in their beds on Christmas Day 2017, while Berry was found injured in his tub.

Berry has denied he killed the girls and then tried to kill himself and his lawyer has instead suggested he was attacked by a loan shark to whom Berry owed money.

Police found a note at the scene listing grievances Berry had with the children’s mother that said he wished to escape with the girls.

But Berry says he wrote that letter a month earlier, when he tried to kill himself but survived.

 

 

 

The Canadian Press