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|Kwasi murder trial…|
|Tuesday, 19 June 2012 23:06|
Judge to rule on no-case submission today
DEFENCE Counsel Compton Richardson, yesterday, made no-case submissions shortly after Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh testified, it was possible that the injury which caused the death of Kwasi Wilson could have been self-inflicted during a scuffle with the accused. The no-case submissions were made in the absence of the jury.
After Prosecutors Miss Retina Singh and Miss Konyo Sandiford had closed their case, the veteran defence lawyer submitted that the prosecution had not made out a prima facie case for his client to answer; and he asked Justice Roxanne George, presiding, to permit him to detail his submissions to her in the absence of the jury.
The jury was sent out of sight and hearing while Mr. Richardson presented his submissions, which were replied to by Miss Konyo Sandiford.
When the trial resumed yesterday, Dr. Nehaul Singh, the last prosecution witness, was called to the stand where he told the judge and jury that, in April 2007, he performed a post-mortem on the body of the deceased, Kwasi Wilson, called ‘Kwesi’.
His internal and external examination had found incised wounds on the upper right arm of the deceased, and what appeared to be a stab wound in the abdomen. From the nature of that wound in the abdomen, the doctor expressed an opinion that Wilson would not have been expected to survive longer than 15 minutes after its infliction.
Cross-examined by Mr. Richardson, the doctor said the injuries to the shoulder and the abdomen could have both been inflicted with the same weapon by one of two persons engaged in a struggle in close proximity to each other. The doctor noted that the alleged death weapon was not shown to him.
In the event of the judge accepting the no-case submission by the defence, the accused will be freed at this stage; but if the submissions are rejected, the case will be sent to the jury, and the accused will be called upon to lead a defence.
It is alleged that the accused, Eon Williams, called ‘Georgie’, murdered Kwasi Wilson, called ‘Kwasi’, between the 9th and 10th day of April, 2007.
Justice George will deliver her ruling this morning in respect to the defence no-case submission.
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