A husband accused of killing his wife at Lambi, West Guadalcanal in 2009 faces judgment today, in the High Court.
The case enters final judgment after closing submissions were made last week when the defence closed its case.
Prosecution has called a total of five witnesses while the accused John Popoe chose to remain silent during the trial last week before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer.
Popoe is facing one count of manslaughter following the allegation on September 19, 2009 at Lambi.
Prosecution alleged he sat on his wife’s shoulder with force which caused her to die later of hypovolmic shock due to spleenic injury.
Earlier on the evening of that day, Popoe allegedly had an argument with his wife over cucumber seeds.
It was alleged he later that night looked for money in their money box but could not find any so he went and owed a tobacco stick from a shop.
He then allegedly looked for his wife and found her sitting in their kitchen where he went and allegedly sat on her shoulder.
It was further alleged that not long after the incident, the deceased cried out for help and ran over to her neighbour.
It was alleged she was crying out in pain and said she was going to die.
She was taken back to her house but complained all through-out the night of pain all over her body.
Custom doctors who came and tried to help could not stop the pain and she was taken to Lambi clinic.
Despite undertaking first aid and medical care to ease the pain, the deceased continued to struggle with pain until the early hours of September 20, when she died.
Popoe is being represented by Resly Brook of Public Solicitor’s Office while Crown Prosecutor Florence Joel is representing the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN