Another day of preliminary inquiry into the chopping death of Wayne Fitzgerald Gregory Morris ended at the Kingstown Serious Offenses Court on Monday 20th January.
The Court, presided over by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne, recorded several depositions regarding the fatal incident which occurred at Byera on Friday 26th October 2018. Amongst those deposed were longtime pathologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital morgue, Dr. Child, who concluded his observations with the expert opinion that “extreme force” was used to inflict the life ending wounds to which the victim succumbed.
Also taking the stand was Romano Moore whose opportunistic voyeurism brought him to the authorities’ attention.
It was his Samsung S7 edge that captured several seconds worth of crime scene footage with a fellow village attempting to question the badly wounded Morris, the Court learnt. Then forensics expert PC 245 Roland Dasent took to the witness box and presented graphic details of the crime. His deposition revealed the steps taken to secure and preserve both the crime scene and the potential exhibits recovered and recorded.
His testimony was also accompanied by digital imagery that corroborated a gruesome tale of aggravated bodily harm. The Court was shown photographic shots of the victim’s severed hand, disemboweled intestines as well as images of the immediate surroundings.
Meanwhile murder accused Roneaf Burke also of Byrea maintained rapt attention while he viewed the projected images – even as the Chief Magistrate appeared to be disturbed. The proceedings are expected to continue on 30th January 2020. Grant Connel is counsel for the defense and Aldophus Delpeshe continues to lead the prosecuting team. [email protected]