Jury out in millionaire's ex-wife shooting trial

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An Old Bailey jury retired today to consider its verdicts in the case of a millionaire pensioner accused of trying to kill his ex-wife.

Ronald Seymour, 70, shot Sonia Delvaille, 65, three times in the head in February after she left her solicitor's office.



But he told the court he did not intend to hurt his partner of 40 years, claiming he bought the gun to kill himself and did not know how it went off.



The prosecution says he was a controlling man who had been violent towards Miss Delvaille, who he feared would "take everything" in a financial settlement.



Seymour, of Hendon Lane, Finchley, north London, denies attempted murder and having a gun to endanger life.