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Trial of accused in Vineyard Town man's death continues today

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 3:27 AM

More witnesses are to be called today when the trial of pre-trained teacher, Chadwick Blissett, who is charged with the murder of quantity surveyor, Cletus Graham, continues.

Graham’s body, was found with 14 stab wounds, under a bed in his apartment at Roachdale Crescent in Vineyard Town on May 17, 2012.

He was last seen on the evening of May 14.

The crown is relying on circumstantial evidence to prove its case.

Yesterday, Kelvin Kerr, who is a chartered quantity surveyor, testified that Graham was his business partner.

He said he last saw him leaving the office in his silver Mitsubishi motor car.

The witness said the next day he did not report for work and he began to make inquiries.

The witness said on the afternoon of May 15, 2012 he and other persons went to Vineyard Town and entered Graham’s house but they did not see him.

He said a report was made to the police.

Another witness, Dr Robert Green, testified that he also went to Vineyard Town with Kerr but did not locate Graham.

Green said on May 17 he heard that Graham was found dead under his bed.

The crown is also alleging that on May 15, 2012 Graham’s motor car was involved in an accident and Blissett was the alleged driver.

A foul odour in Graham’s apartment led to residents calling the police.

The apartment was searched and his body was found.

Justice Lloyd Hibbert is presiding at the trial in the Home Circuit Court.