The murder trial of 24-year-old policeman Rushon Hamilton continued yesterday with a witness testifying that Hamilton told him that it was his girlfriend who washed his clothes after he killed "the pickney".
Hamilton has been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since last week for the murder of 14-year-old Jhaneel Goulbourne.
The witness said Hamilton boasted while they were in custody that he had a good girlfriend because no matter how they pressured her, she was not talking.
On Wednesday, the witness said Hamilton confessed to him while they were in a cell that he abducted the girl, shot her and dumped the body at sea.
In continuing his testimony yesterday, the witness said Hamilton told him he heard that the police spoke with two policemen who were in the cell at Central Police Station but he was only worried about one of them because that policeman could not "keep his mouth".
Hamilton then remarked that anyone who cooperated with the police against him (Hamilton), he was going to go to their funeral.
Cross-examined by defence lawyers Valerie Neita-Robertson and Peter Champagnie, the witness denied telling an inmate that he did not like Hamilton because he interfered with a little girl whose mother he (the witness) used to talk to.
The witness denied the suggestion that he was an opportunist who was telling lies to get out of his own legal trouble. He also denied the suggestion that Hamilton did not confess to him.
The trial continues today before Justice Lloyd Hibbert and the 12-member jury.
The Crown, represented by prosecutors Lisa Palmer Hamilton, Sasha Marie Smith and Alwayne Smith, is alleging that the girl had reported to the police that on October 4, 2008, Hamilton sexually assaulted her at the Elletson Road Police Station.
Hamilton was subsequently charged with carnal abuse.
A few weeks after the girl made the report against Hamilton, she was abducted from her gate.
The body has not been found and the Crown is alleging that Hamilton murdered the girl.