‘I don’t know him’

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe man accused of committing a double-murder called two defence witnesses to testify at his trial which continued today in the No. 5 Supreme Court.

Deon DaCosta Maynard, 41, is charged with murdering Arthur Frederick Chaderton and his son-in-law Gerhard Stock on August 2, 2011.

Stock, his wife and three children were vacationing in Barbados at the time.

Justice Jacqueline Cornelius is presiding over the matter.   

One witness, Junior Clarke, said Maynard cut his hair (Clarke’s) on August 2, 2011 and after doing so, they both went to karaoke.
He told the court Maynard left karaoke around 6. 45 p.m.

Asked by Principal Crown Counsel Anthony Blackman whether he left karaoke with the accused, Clarke said he did not. He recalled that Maynard was driving a grey car at the time.

He also said he did not see Maynard again after he left karaoke.

“So you don’t know if Deon Maynard did anything after he left you?” Blackman queried.

Clarke could not say what happened after they separated that night.

The second witness for the defence, Ricky Walcott, said he did not know Maynard, was not with him on August 2, 2011 and furthermore, had never seen Maynard before today.

In Maynard’s unsworn statement from the dock, he denied any involvement in the incident at Salters, St George on August 2, 2011.

The case continues tomorrow when Maynard is expected to address the jury.

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