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Prosecution to address jury in Hamilton murder trial
2012-10-22 08:47:11 | (0 Comments)
The prosecution will this morning begin to address the 12-member jury trying the murder case of former police constable Rushon Hamilton.
The Crown is being represented by prosecutors Lisa Palmer Hamilton, Sasha Marie Smith and Alwayne Smith.
The prosecution has called 11 witnesses.
Former policeman Michael McDonald should have been the 12th prosecution witness however he failed to appear in court despite an arrest warrant being issued.
Witnesses have testified that while they were in custody with Hamilton he confessed that in 2008, he shot 14-year-old schoolgirl, Jhaneel Goulbourne, and threw her body at sea.
However, the former Hamilton denied the allegation in his unsworn statement.
On Friday, one of his attorneys, Valerie Neita Robertson, told the jury that the prosecution had not made out its case against Hamilton.
She said the Crown's case was full of holes and asked the jury to return a true verdict.
The Crown is alleging that Hamilton sexually assaulted Goulbourne on October 4, 2008 then killed her after learning that the incident had been reported.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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