The trial of Paul Jordan, 54, who is accused of murdering his wife Elizabeth Jordan, 53, in Maesgeirchen, Bangor, last July, has been adjourned and the jury has been discharged.

Mr Jordan, who lived at an address in Felinheli, had denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility.

The prosecution said that Jordan believed his wife, Elizabeth, was having an affair and he intended to kill his wife, and then “in all probability, himself.”

The defence argued the diminished responsibility centres around an abnormality of mental function, impairing Paul Jordan’s ability to think and that Jordan had developed an “obsession and paranoia”

The trial started last Monday at Caernarfon Crown Court but today Judge Rhys Rowlands stopped proceedings for legal reasons.

A new trial date is expected to confirmed next week and a new jury will be selected.