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Llewellyn blasts 'sloppy' work by investigators in Oaklands murder case

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 9:05 PM

 Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The nation's chief prosecutor Paula Llewellyn has blasted police investigators in the Oaklands murder case, describing their work as sloppy.

Llewellyn, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), warned that she intends to "deal with" some of the issues that surfaced in the trial now underway in the Home Circuit Court.

Businessman Stephen Causewell is on trial for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend Nardia Mitchell at the Oaklands Apartment complex in July 2008.

After the trial commenced it was revealed that police investigators were unable to locate cellular phones which defence attorneys requested in order to conduct their own examination.

It was also revealed that investigators could not locate a comforter and items of clothes belonging to Mitchell.

"As the Director of Public Prosecutions I will say that the police work in this case was very sloppy. There are a lot of things I noticed, but I will deal with that elsewhere," Llewellyn said at the start of her closing arguments in the trial.

"I am going to be making certain recommendations," she indicated.