BRACEBRIDGE, ONT. - It could have been her lover or even some stranger, who murdered and dismembered Samantha Collins -- but it was certainly not Ian Borbely, a defence lawyer insisted Tuesday.
"Samantha Collins was a free spirit; she lived a dangerous lifestyle," said Paul Cooper in his closing arguments to the jury.
It was his last chance to try to fight for the freedom of his client, who is on trial for murder and indignity to a body.
"Given her dangerous lifestyle is it not likely for her to get into a car with a stranger, never to return?" suggested Cooper, who insisted she lived a "wild life." Collins, 29, formerly from the Toronto area, was found dismembered on July 5, 2010 with her body parts carefully stored in four sealed buckets that were packed in a wooden crate and hidden in a dark crawl space beneath a cottage outside of Bracebridge.