Jury in Shawntez Downey murder trial begins deliberations

Downey has been on trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax, accused in the shooting death of Tylor McInnis, 26, whose body was found in August 2016 in the trunk of a stolen car left in a cemetery in North Preston, N.S.

Downey is accused in the 2016 shooting death of 26-year-old Tylor McInnis

Tylor McInnis was found dead in the trunk of a stolen car in North Preston, N.S., in 2016. (Facebook)

A Nova Scotia judge delivered her final instructions Thursday to a Halifax jury, which has begun deliberations in the second-degree murder trial of Shawntez Neco Downey.

Downey has been on trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax, accused in the shooting death of Tylor McInnis, 26, whose body was found in August 2016 in the trunk of a stolen car left in a cemetery in North Preston, N.S.

Jurors have been told they should expect to be sequestered if they can't reach a verdict by Thursday night.

Along with the murder charge, Downey is also facing charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and forcible confinement involving McInnis's friend, Liam Thompson. Downey's younger brother, Daniel Romeo Downey, is charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement and being an accessory.

CBC reporter Blair Rhodes is live blogging from the trial.