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Jury deliberating on North Hobart murder case

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The Judge in the trial of the accused murder of a North Hobart shopkeeper has directed the jury to make their decision based on the evidence.

Justice Gregory Gleeson has told the Jury the evidence supports a conclusion that the diagnosed Schizophrenic was in a state where he was mentally unwell, when he allegedly stabbed Voula Delios 22 times in her Elizabeth Street Shop.

He said the Jury must put any emotional reaction to the crime aside.

The 36-year-old has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, after he allegedly launched the violent attack on the Hobart woman because he thought he was a commander of a crusading order of knights, tasked with waging war on so-called heathens.

The jury has retired to begin deliberations

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