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Peter Vogel murder trial | Accused helper changed her name

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Dr Peter Vogel

A teacher at the William Knibb Baptist Academy in Trelawny testified yesterday 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.


Documents found at home


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

Horace Bond, a detective sergeant attached to the Montego Bay Police Station, said that 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 yesterday, testified that he was taken to the house by Scott, who said that 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.

The trial continues today.