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McLEAN MURDER TRIAL: Ex-girlfriend tells court accused asked her to lie to father

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 5:12 PM

Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor

The babymother of murder accused Michael McLean, today told the court that he asked her to lie to her father that they were together the night four other children and two women were killed in St Thomas.

McLean is accused of killing the six people in February 2006.

The woman whose identity is being withheld was giving evidence in the Home Circuit Court on day two of the Michael McLean murder trial being prosecuted by Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn before Justice Bertram Morrison.

The woman was emotional as she related how Michael McLean called her about 4.30 on the morning of February 26, 2006 telling her that he was on the way to see her and their daughter, then only a year old.

She said her relationship with McLean had ended two months earlier because she believed he was having multiple partners.

According to the witness, although curious, she followed the instruction of McLean to meet him at a crossroad near her St Mary home with the child.

He had also asked her to take along shampoo to wash his hair.

She said about an hour after receiving the 4.30 a.m call, McLean arrived at the crossroads and she noticed that his car was unusually dirty and McLean himself was muddy.

The woman said she enquired from Mr McLean what had happened

“He played it off” she said.

She said they then drove to a guest house, however, no one answered the door and so they went to a hotel where they checked in.

That was where McLean reportedly asked the caretaker to wash the car.

According to the witness, as day broke, McLean received a call that some children and a woman he knew very had been killed.

She said he appeared very nervous and told her that he was being implicated and so he wanted to surrender to the police.

The woman said some time after when her father called her, McLean asked her to lie to him.

She said McLean wanted her to tell her father that she had been with him at her father’s place all night but she declined to do so because it was not true.

In his cross examination of the woman, McLean suggested that he got dirty because it was raining and he was changing a punctured tire.

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