Testimony has wrapped up in the Mark Stobbe murder trial in Winnipeg.
The former political advisor in Manitoba and Saskatchewan is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife Beverly Rowbotham in October 2000.
Court heard briefly on Monday from three witnesses — two RCMP officers and a woman who lived near the location in Selkirk, Man., where Rowbotham's body was found in the family car.
After about 80 witnesses and more than 100 hours of testimony that began in January, Justice Chris Martin told jurors on Monday that the presentation of evidence is done.
The defence will make its final arguments on Tuesday morning.
The Crown will deliver its submission on Wednesday.
Last week Stobbe spent most of the week under intense cross-examination by the Crown, which alleges he killed Rowbotham with a hatchet in the family backyard then drove her body to Selkirk.
Stobbe testified he fell asleep while his wife went grocery shopping then woke up to find she had not returned.