Nfld. & Labrador

Trevor Pardy completed gun safety training, jury told

Trevor Pardy was trained in firearm safety, having completed two gun courses in order to own a pistol, an expert testified Monday.

High-profile trial in its 4th week at Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

It's week four of the first-degree murder trial for Trevor Pardy, 38, accused in the shooting death of Triffie Wadman, 30. (CBC)

Trevor Pardy was trained in firearm safety, having completed two gun courses in order to own a pistol, an expert testified Monday.

The first-degree trial for Pardy, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Triffie Wadman, has entered its 13th day at the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

Jeffrey Reynolds, chief firearms officer with the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador, was called to the stand to testify about Pardy's Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

The jury was told the weapon was used in Wadman's shooting.

Reynolds said that Pardy had a permit to transport the weapon from Alberta to Keels but was not permitted to have it anywhere outside of the Bonavista Bay community.

In order to have the gun, Pardy would have completed two different gun courses, both of which involve gun safety, Reynolds said. 

The safety portion of the courses, Reynolds said, involves storage, trigger locks and keeping the finger off the trigger.

Reynolds noted Pardy was granted his firearms licence in 2011.

RCMP ballistics expert Joseph Prendergast is set to take the stand Monday afternoon.

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With files from Glenn Payette

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