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More Witnesses To Testify In Contractor’s Murder Trial

The trial involving a contractor who allegedly dismembered his lover’s body two years ago won’t be wrapping up anytime soon as more witnesses are expected to testify next week.

Prince Hepburn is on trial for the April 2011 murder of Nellie Mae Brown-Cox.

Lead prosecutor and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Franklyn Williams told the Supreme Court judge that he has several more witnesses to call Monday, including another doctor.

On Thursday, Pathologist Dr. Caryn Sands told the jurors that she could not specifically say who collected Brown-Cox’s toxicology kit from the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) lab.

Under cross examination from Hepburn’s attorney, Murrio Ducille, the doctor admitted that she never physically handed over the kit to any police officer.

Following Dr. Sands, who had testified in the trial earlier in the week, was Theorelle Nottage from the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) forensic lab.

She told the six-woman, six-man jury that on April 28 she received a toxicology kit from Dr.
Sands which contained stomach and spleen specimens.

However, under cross examination she admitted that she did not physically receive the kit from
Dr. Sands.

She told Mr. Ducille she could not say where Dr. Sands was the day she collected the kit.

Ms. Nottage, however, explained that along with the toxicology kit there is a chain of custody form and Dr. Sands was the last person on record on the form.

The chain of custody form was then entered as an exhibit in court and shown to jurors as well as
Mr. Ducille.

The trial will continue today at 10:00 a.m. before Justice Indra Charles.

Earlier this week, the alleged weapons used to inflict nearly 30 injuries to Brown-Cox were exhibited in court.

Detective Corporal 2179 Jermaine Stubbs testified on Tuesday that when he went to visit a
Bougainvillea Boulevard apartment in South Beach back on April 7, 2011, he found two cutlasses in the home where Brown-Cox was killed.

Detective Stubbs told the court that when he arrived at the home just before 10 that morning he saw a woman’s naked body with a machete near her right leg.

On one side of the machete were the words “You’re next George Sawyer” while the opposite side had “This what cheaters get.”

The witness also told the court that the words “Cheaters and liars” were inscribed on a second machete, which was found in the bedroom of the apartment.

The detective also told the court that he found several missing fingers under a clothes basket in the bedroom.

The trial is expected to wrap-up by next week.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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