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Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria law courts on Blanshard Street. Closing arguments were slated to happen Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her young daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charge. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Victoria mom pursues Not Criminally Responsible defence after first degree murder conviction

Kaela Mehl has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of her young daughter Charlotte Cunningham

 

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Jury to be sequestered this afternoon

Defence and crown gave closing submissions Tuesday morning

 

Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and his client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria Law courts on Blanshard St. Thursday afternoon. Mehl is on trial, charged with first degree murder, in the death of her young daughter Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charges. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Crown challenges psychiatrist as defence wraps in Mehl murder case

Defence and Crown to give closing statements next week

Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and his client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria Law courts on Blanshard St. Thursday afternoon. Mehl is on trial, charged with first degree murder, in the death of her young daughter Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charges. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria woman Kaela Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues at the Victoria Law Courts (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Drafted suicide note revealed Mehl’s mental state: psychiatrist

Victoria woman’s emotional state bottoming out at time of killing, doctor testifies

Victoria woman Kaela Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues at the Victoria Law Courts (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl, on trial for first-degree murder in the 2015 death of her 18-month-old daughter, Charlotte, stands outside the Victoria courtroom. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Victoria woman hired P.I. during custody battle

Kaela Mehl didn’t want to share her daughter with ex-husband, jury hears

Kaela Mehl, on trial for first-degree murder in the 2015 death of her 18-month-old daughter, Charlotte, stands outside the Victoria courtroom. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Victoria woman had a mental disorder when she killed daughter: psychiatrist

Kaela Mehl may have killed Charlotte in an attempt to protect her, doctor testifies

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl, shown outside Victoria Law Courts, is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte, who died in September 2015. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Kaela Mehl had a mental disorder when she killed daughter, forensic psychologist

Kaela Mehl may have killed Charlotte in an attempt to protect her, doctor testifies

Kaela Mehl, shown outside Victoria Law Courts, is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte, who died in September 2015. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Mehl murder trial: “She was a good mother”

Sister-in-law testifies about tensions between Mehl and in-laws

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday afternoon holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER CASE: Emotional day in Kaela Mehl trial as defendant’s suicide email read aloud

Ex-husband talks about past alcohol related experiences on cross examination

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday afternoon holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her 18-month-old daughter

Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying
Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)

Trial for Victoria mom accused of killing her toddler underway

Kaela Mehl is charged with first degree murder in 2015 case

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)