Uncle identifies victim’s body

COURT TODAY BLOCKThree witnesses testified when the Campus Trendz murder trial involving Jamar Bynoe continued today.

Bynoe, of Headley’s Land, Bank Hall, St Michael is standing trial for the second time for the September 3, 2010 murder of six young women.

Shanna Griffith, Kelly-Ann Welch, Pearl Cornelius, Kellishaw Olivierre, Nikita Belgrave and Tiffany Harding perished in a fire at Campus Trendz, a former Tudor Street, City boutique.

The No. 2 Supreme Court heard from Michael Harding today, that his niece Tiffany resided with him since her mother migrated.

He recalled that the last time he saw her was the morning of the fire, when she left home to go to her job at a bakery.

Sometime during the afternoon, he heard of the fire and went to the scene. However, the next time he saw his niece was when he identified her to a female doctor at the hospital morgue.

Another witness, able-bodied seaman Corliss Boyce, said he assisted in knocking a hole into the wall at the back of the store on September 3. After entering the building, he assisted in lifting out the bodies of the women and placing them on a tarpaulin, on the ground.

Andre Jackman testified that he saw the bodies of five females inside the building on that day. However, it was while he was carrying out the first one that he tripped over a sixth body which he had not noticed before. Suitcases had fallen on top of that body, he said.

Bynoe, who is representing himself, did not cross-examine any of today’ witnesses.

Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale is appearing on the Crown’s behalf, in the case which is being presided over by Justice Michelle Weekes.

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