Wayne Paul Eisnor’s son anxious for guilty verdict

Wayne Paul Eisnor’s son says he’s going through mixed emotions as he waits for a jury to decide whether his father is guilty of murdering his mother.

First-degree murder case now in the hands of jury

Devon Illingworth says it was hard to watch his father, Wayne Paul Eisnor, testify in the trial. (CBC)

Wayne Paul Eisnor’s son says he’s going through mixed emotions as he waits for a jury to decide whether his father is guilty of murdering his mother.

Eisnor is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Tina Mae Eisnor, in June 2010. Eisnor also suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and claims to have no memory of the incident.

Their son, Devon Illingworth, has sat through the trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Bridgewater.

“I’m hoping for first-degree murder,” said Illingworth. “Then we can just all move on, and be done with coming here every day.”

The judge told the jury they have four options: not guilty, guilty of first-degree murder, guilty of second-degree murder or guilty of manslaughter.

“No matter what, at the end of the day, this is a lose-lose,” said Illingworth.

“After three years of going through this, I basically lost a mother, a father, and a close-knit family. But hopefully once this is all over, we’ll be able to start fresh and begin over again.”