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Summation likely to begin today in Oaklands murder case

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 9:00 AM

High Court judge Carol Lawrence Beswick could today begin her summation in the Oaklands murder case.

For several weeks, businessman Steven Causwell has been on trial in the Home Circuit Court for the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend Nardia Mitchell at her Oaklands Apartments dwelling in St Andrew.

Yesterday, the Defence and the Prosecution completed their closing arguments to the seven-member jury.

In her arguments, the Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn called the Oaklands murder a case of fatal attraction involving an obsessive compulsive businessman.

She revealed that sometime after Mitchell ended the relationship with Causwell, he called her 76 times in less than 24 hours when he learned that she was seeing another man.

Earlier, lead defence attorney Jacqueline Samuels-Brown had blasted police investigators and questioned critical aspects of the prosecution's case.

She also said that the prosecution's reliance on circumstantial evidence was very weak and could not prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.