Retrial under way for man accused of killing reputed wife

first_imgA 12-member jury was on Monday empanelled at the Demerara High Court before Justice Sandhill Kissoon to hear the retrial of Anthony Morrison, who is accused of murdering his reputed wife, Donna Thomas, nearly six years ago.When the indictment was presented, the accused once again denied that he murdered the woman between May 26 and May 27, 2012.Accused: Anthony MorrisonThe State is represented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Mandell Moore while Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay is defending Morrison. Thomas’s body was found in a pool of blood with several stab wounds at the Lot 65 Cross and D’Urban Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown home she shared with Morrison.A post-mortem examination had revealed that Thomas died from asphyxiation as a result of compression to the neck, compounded by blunt force trauma to the head.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh testified that he observed the woman had 16 incised wounds to one hand, while he found six such wounds on the other hand. Based on his expert knowledge, he said that these wounds were defensive. He observed that Thomas died as a result of being deprived of oxygen and her heart eventually stopped. The matter continues before Justice Kissoon.last_img

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