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Jury deliberates over Wood verdict

Broadcast: 13/11/2008

Reporter: Tony Jones

The jury in the Gordon Wood murder trial has retired to consider its verdict. Wood is accused of
throwing his girlfriend Caroline Byrne off the Gap in Sydney in 1995 but his defence says the
prosecution has been unable to rule out the possibility that her death was a suicide.

Transcript

TONY JONES, PRESENTER: After more than two months of evidence the jury in the Gordon Wood murder
trial has retired to consider its verdict.

Wood is accused of throwing his girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, off the Gap in Sydney's east in 1995.

The Crown says the young model was planning to leave him and that he had the motive and strength to
throw her to her death.

Wood denies the charge.

His defence says that the prosecution has been unable to rule out suicide as a possible cause of
her death.