Jury continue shotgun trial deliberations
A JURY were today entering their second day of deliberations in the trial of a man accused of putting a double-barrelled shotgun against his former partner's head and pulling the trigger.
Victim Rebecca Findlay alleges her former partner Jamie Jones, 29, carried out the act with the unloaded weapon.
She did not know the gun was not loaded at the time.
Jones denies two firearms offences and said that, although an argument had broken out between the pair, he had never used a gun against her.
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He denied possessing or touching the gun and said DNA found on the trigger must have been transferred onto the gun by some other means.
The incident is alleged to have happened at Jones's then home in Dyffryn-Aur Road on February 5.
Miss Findlay said she arrived at his home in the early hours after a night out, and he agreed to let her sleep on his sofa.
She later decided to leave and after arriving at her sister's home she realised her phone was missing and made a return trip to his house.
Both Miss Findlay and Jones agree an argument then broke out and Miss Findlay admitted hitting Jones in the face before using her stiletto to hit his door.
Jones said the incident ended when he dragged Miss Findlay from his home but she said he allowed her back into the house and Jones then disappeared upstairs and when she next saw him he was brandishing a gun.
She alleges Jones came down the stairs, pointing the gun at her face before pushing it into her forehead. She said he then pulled the trigger on the unloaded gun, which measures 25.7 inches.
Police later found the shotgun and four cartridges in a black bag in Jones's garden. He told officers he did not know how it ended up there.
In his interview he said: "It's not my gun. I don't know anything about it."
Jones, 29, now of Chirk Gardens, Blaenymaes, said his former partner was "stitching him up".
The jury, of seven women and five men began their deliberations yesterday on the third day of the trial at Swansea Crown Court.
They will continue deciding their verdict today.