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Marco Archer’s Sister Takes the Stand- Family Received Anonymous Calls

The trial of the man accused of the 2011 murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer continued Monday in the Supreme Court.

Kofhe Goodman is accused of killing the Columbus Primary School student back in September 2011.

On Monday afternoon the prosecution called one of Marco’s older sisters, Valkeisha Archer to the witness stand.

Ms. Archer told the court that it was just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 23, 2011 when Marco came to her Claridge Road home after leaving school.

She said he took off his school uniform, but left on his underwear and t-shirt and went into the bathroom where she said he stayed for about five minutes, came out, started to redress and left.

When she asked where he was going she said he told her he was going home and she then added that he left her house at about 4:30 p.m. to head to Brougham Street where he lived.

She added that Marco left with her son whom she said she told to make sure Marco caught a 15A jitney bus, but she added that she never saw him alive after that.

She further told the court that it was around 9:00 p.m. that same that her mother and sister came to her house and her mom asked her if she saw Marco, she then asked her mother if Marco never made it home.

Ms. Archer told the court that her mother informed her that Marco did make it home but that she had sent him to the shop but he never came back.

She said her mother and sister Tanzia left and shortly after that another of her sisters came to her house “crying and hollering.”

The witness further told the court that said her entire family then went to Brougham Street, Peter Street and a farm to look for Marco and added that the very same night they began posting photos and posters of Marco on walls.

Under cross examination by defense attorney Geoffrey Farquharson, Goodman’s lawyer suggested to Ms. Archer that she was lying when she told the court that Marco had in fact been to her home after school.

But she maintained the he had been there.

Throughout cross examination, Farquahrson sought to poke holes in the witness’ testimony and suggested that Marco was at her home longer than she had said, that she gave a different statement to police when she was interviewed on September 26, that she told her sister she never saw Marco and that she was “lying through her teeth.”

Ms. Archer also told the court under cross examination that her family had been receiving anonymous phone calls with alleged sightings of Marco which is why her family went to a farm on Marshall Road.

She said her brother was not a roamer and whenever he was sent to the shop he left and came right back.

But on the day in question when he never returned she said knew something was wrong.

The case continues before Supreme Court Justice Bernard Turner.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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