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11-1 guilty verdict in policeman’s murder trial

Published:Friday | November 1, 2013 | 7:08 AM

A Home Circuit Court jury late yesterday afternoon convicted former policeman Lescene Edwards of the 2003 murder of his ex-girlfriend Aldonna Harris.

The jury returned the 11-1 guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation.

The murder trial started on September 23.

Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith has put off sentencing until next Tuesday.

Edwards has denied having any involvement in the murder.

The body of his ex-girlfriend was found with a gunshot wound to her head at her home at Pembroke Hall in September 2003.

A suicide note was found inside her room which the Crown argued was not written by the woman.

She had reportedly broken off a relationship with Edwards, who is the father of her children, and later gotten married.

Harris was killed five weeks after her wedding.

The Crown was represented by Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Lisa Palmer-Hamilton and Crown Counsel Michele Salmon.

The convict was represented by Valerie Neita-Robertson and Deborah Martin.


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