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Peter Vogel Murder Trial: Accused changed identity after incident

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 4:18 PM
Murdered university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel.

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A teacher at the William Knibb Baptist Academy in Trelawny testified today that Yanika Scott, the woman charged with the murder of university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel had registered for classes at the institution using a different name.

Grantley Moseley, who taught mathematics at the institution, testified that Scott, Vogel's former helper, was enrolled under the name 'Kamesha Lecky' between September and December 2011.

He described the woman he knew as 'Kamesha Lecky' as "an outstanding person" during her time at the William Knibb Baptist Academy.

A police investigator also gave evidence that he found a Jamaican driver's license with Scott's picture, but bearing the name 'Kamesha Lecky'.

Horace Bond, a detective Sergeant attached to the Montego Bay Police Station, said he also found a National Insurance Scheme card and a birth certificate in the name 'Kamesha Lecky' during the search of a house in Irwin Heights, St James in May 2012.

Bond, who was giving evidence in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today, testified that he was taken to the house by Scott, who said she lived there.

Scott and her boyfriend, Kelvin Downer, are on trial for allegedly killing Vogel, a former lecturer at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.

Vogel's body was found inside his home in Mona Commons, St Andrew on July 18, 2007.

He had been strangled.