The trial of Russell Tully, who is accused of murdering two Ashburton Work and Income employees, has been adjourned until tomorrow.
The 49 year old is charged with the murders of Peggy Noble and Leigh Cleveland and the attempted murder of two of their colleagues at the office in September 2014.
M Tully also faces firearm charges and a charge of setting a trap the police say was intended to hurt people.
Today was the ninth day of the trial in the High Court in Christchurch.
Most of the day was in chambers with the issues discussed unable to be disclosed.
The jury entered the court room just before 3pm but were only there for about five minutes while Justice Mander told them the trial was adjourned.