The trial of the man accused in the murder of 8-year-old Tori Stafford will hear the defence theory today of what happened the day the Woodstock girl was abducted and killed.

Michael Rafferty has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping in the girl’s death on April 8th, 2009.

His lawyer, Dirk Derstine, is expected to repeat in his closing arguments today a suggestion that Terri-Lynne McClintic was the “engine” behind the day’s events.

McClintic, who testified at Rafferty’s trial, has already pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.