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Budge to wait weekend to learn fate

By AAP Newswire

John Ibrahim's girlfriend will have to wait at least two more days to learn her fate, with a jury to continue deliberating its verdict in her weapons possession trial after the weekend.

Sarah Budge, 29, has pleaded not guilty to three charges relating to a stolen, defaced Glock 26 pistol and a loaded magazine police found in her Double Bay unit in August 2017.

The model and restaurateur told the jury she had no knowledge of the items but her 51-year-old boyfriend said he knew how the gun got there but refused to tell her any more.

Her lawyers have suggested the gun and magazine were hidden in her bedroom wardrobe by Mr Ibrahim or one of his associates.

After a two-week trial, the NSW District Court jurors retired about 1.30pm on Friday and, after a verdict was not reached by 4pm, were sent home by Judge David Arnott.

They will resume their deliberations on Monday.