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Oakland murder trial resumes today

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 8:35 AM
Stephen Causewell is being tried for the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend Nardia Mitchell at her Oakland Apartment in St Andrew.

The defence team for accused murderer, Stephen Causewell, will this morning call more witnesses when his trial resumes after a month's break in the Home Circuit Court in downtown, Kingston.

The businessman is being tried for the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend Nardia Mitchell at her Oakland Apartment in St Andrew.

Before the break, high court judge, Carol Lawrence Beswick, threw out a submission by the businessman's lawyer to have the case dismissed. 

Causewell's attorney, Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, then started to call on witness to testify.  

During the no-case submission Samuels-Brown argued that the prosecution had failed to counter the question of self defence.

She noted too that Mitchell's body had 19 injuries, but insisted that there was no evidence that any of them was inflicted by Causewell.

In rebutting the attorney, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn said Causewell had admitted to a constable that he and Mitchell had a fight inside her Oakland apartment during which he had hit her.

The DPP also said Causewell was the last person to see Mitchell alive.