Long-awaited trial of policeman Lescene Edwards to begin today
The court is to begin hearing testimony today in the long-awaited trial of police constable Lescene Edwards.
The 42-year-old police constable, who is being represented by attorneys-at-law Valerie Neita Robertson and Deobrah Martin, is accused of the murder of his former girlfriend, 23-year-old Aldonna Harris.
Edwards has been before the courts since 2003.
A 12-member jury was empanelled yesterday in the Home Circuit Court and the prosecution is to begin calling witnesses today.
Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith is presiding at the trial.
Harris' body was found with a gunshot wound to her head at her home at Pembroke Hall, Kingston 20 in September 2003.
A suicide note was found inside her room but the Crown is alleging that Harris did not write it.
She had reportedly broken off a relationship with Edwards, who is the father of her children, and later got married.
Harris was killed five weeks after her wedding.
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