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Witness says Peter King video-taped him in the nude

BARBARA GAYLE, Staff Reporter

A prosecution witness has disclosed that 64-year-old Ambassador Peter King video-taped him in the nude at his (King's) home at 11A Waterloo Road, New Kingston.

The witness made the disclosure while being cross-examined by defence lawyer Berrie Bryan at the trial of 26-year-old labourer Sheldon Pusey.

Pusey has been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since last week Monday for King's murder. King was fatally stabbed at his home between March 19 and 20, 2006.

King's bedroom

Questioned as to whether he had ever been video-taped in King's bedroom having sexual intercourse with a number of men, the witness, who is in his early 20s, replied, "I don't remember that, Sir". The witness said he went to King's house on a regular basis.

In giving evidence in chief last week Thursday, the witness said that about 10 p.m. on March 19, 2006, he saw Pusey at King's house. He said King introduced Pusey to him and Pusey said his name was "Douglas".

He said Pusey was wearing only a pair of underpants and a pair of socks while King was wearing a pair of boxer shorts. The witness said he went to bed downstairs and did not wake up until the next morning when the police came to the premises and "hauled" him out of the room. He said it was at that time he discovered that King was dead.

A medical doctor testified yesterday that about 5 p.m. on March 19, 2006, he and a friend went to King's house. He said he knew King for 25 years and while he was there, Pusey came to the house and King introduced Pusey to him as Sheldon. He said he spoke to Pusey briefly.

The doctor said Pusey was sitting by the computer. Pusey's hands were on his (Pusey's) thighs. "I remember his nails were glossy, it was something that jumped out at you. I remember asking him how his nails were so glossy, how he came to get them like that. I recall him saying it was banana stain he used on his nails to get them so shiny." He said when he and his friend left King's house at minutes to 8 p.m. on March 19, 2006, Pusey was still sitting by the computer.

Cross-examined by Bryan, the doctor said he was aware that King had homosexual leanings and he was also aware that King led a homosexual life style.


January 27, 2009

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