Senior citizen's murder trial draws to a close

December 19, 2016

The summation in the murder trial of St Catherine resident Clifton Harrison will continue in the St Catherine Circuit Court today.

Justice David Fraser started his summation on Friday.

The three-week trial saw the Crown calling 13 witnesses and putting several pieces of evidence before the court, including voice messages.

Harrison is charged with the death of 69-year-old Louise Barnes of Old Harbour, St Catherine.

The Crown led evidence that in September 2009, the accused allegedly killed, partially burnt and buried the body of the senior citizen.

Barnes partially decomposing body was found wrapped in cloth in a shallow grave on the Thetford Farms in Church Pen district, St Catherine.

Harrison, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, has maintain his innocence throughout the trial.

He testified from the dock that he last saw the deceased on September 25, 2009, when he placed her on a bus.

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