The trial for David Folker, who admitted on Wednesday that his former girlfriend died after a physical altercation between the two, hit another delay Thursday morning.

Justice Wayne Dymond told the jury Thursday morning that a legal issue has arisen.

Folker, from Nova Scotia, is charged with second-degree murder of Ann Marie Shirran — his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son — in July 2010. He is also charged with performing an indignity to a human body.

He had entered a not guilty plea when he faced the charges in May 2012, but the trial took an unexpected turn on Wednesday when lawyers for the defence said their client admitted Shirran died after they fought on July 18, 2010 — the same day Shirran went missing.

The statement followed a 24-hour delay in the trial at the request of the defence, following opening statements from the Crown on Tuesday.

The jury will be back in court on Tuesday, Oct. 15.