Jurors will soon decide the fate of a Winnipeg man accused of killing a single mom in May 2011.
Schuyler Vanwissen, 31, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Gina Swanson who was found stabbed to death in her Fort Garry home.
Defence lawyer Martin Glazer called their only witness on Thursday – a Winnipeg Transit route planner who went over the bus times the morning Swanson was killed.
This after court heard testimony from Vanwissen’s ex-girlfriend who told jurors she awoke the morning of Swanson’s murder to sound of Vanwissen leaving her St. James home between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
She says he took a transit bus.
The route planner discussed bus times and how long it would take for Vanwissen to get from his ex-girlfriend’s home to Swanson’s. Glazer argued his client would not have the time to make to Swanson’s home by bus by the time she was believed to be killed.
Court had already heard her alarm system was disarmed at 6:03 a.m., which the Crown argued was when Vanwissen entered the home.
The Crown has countered by saying the accused could have taken any mode of transportation to get to Swanson’s.
With testimony concluded, closing arguments are expected next week before the jury begins its deliberations.