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Peter Vogel Murder Trial: Jurors now considering verdict

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:17 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The seven-member jury in the Peter Vogel murder trial has started its deliberations.

They retired at 11:54 a.m after presiding judge, Justice Evon Brown completed his direction to them.

Dr Vogel's former live-in helper, Yanika Scott and her boyfriend, Kelvin Downer, are on trial for killing the university lecturer.

Vogel was found in the study of his home in College Commons, St Andrew on July 19, 2007.

In his summation, Justice Brown told the jurors to examine the claim by the accused about gunmen entering the house.

They must have been some of the kindest gunmen to allow her to get her personal belongings, Brown said in reference to Scott.

Scott and Downer had told police investigators that gunmen entered Vogel's house and ordered them to leave.

In unsworn statements from the dock, the accused said they later learned that Vogel had been killed and that they were suspects.