The jury in the trial of Michael Chudley has been sent out to consider its verdict. Mr Chudley, a bankrupt businessman, is accused of murdering Devizes solicitor Jim Ward in July last year.
Mr Chudley told the jury at Salisbury Crown Court that he admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denies murder. He has also admitted making a threat to kill and two firearms offences.
Jim Ward was a partner at the law practice MGW in St John's Street, Devizes. The 58-year-old was representing a former customer of Mr Chudley's. Mr Ward was shot with a sawn-off shotgun and died three weeks later in hospital in Bristol.