New trial begins for Christopher Gale
The case of Christopher Gale, whose first trial in the shooting death of his girlfriend ended in a mistrial, was back before a judge Monday.
Gale, 31, had pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2010 shooting death of 21-year-old Jocelyn Bishop.
In the weeks-long trial that took place earlier this year the Crown attorney alleged that Gale shot Bishop during an argument.
However, Gale claims that Bishop shot herself.
Her body was later found in a shallow grave at the rear of a property on Fanshawe Park Road.
But the trial ended after the judge in the case found one of the members of the jury “did not uphold their oath” and a new trial was ordered.
The judge in this case, Justice Andrew Goodman, remains the same, but there is a new Crown attorney and a new defence lawyer for Gale, John Getliffe.
By the end of Monday jury selection in the case was complete.
Testimony in the case is expected to begin on Wednesday.