Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021. 9:09 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser has decided that Clayton White and Raheem Marsden have a case to answer for in relation to the murder of Gilbert Alamilla aka Mr. Program.
The preliminary inquiry for the duo ended on Monday, when the Chief Magistrate committed the case to the January 2022 session of the Supreme Court.
White told the court that he had nothing to do with the murder and that the statement given by the prosecution’s key witness was fabricated. Still, he had no objection to the matter going to the Supreme Court, because he wanted to be vindicated of the murder charge and return to his normal life.
Marsden, on the other hand, had several objections that extended beyond an allegation that the key witness had fabricated a statement against him. Marsden said that the prosecution’s key witness claimed to be his cousin; however, he maintains that they are not related. He also queried why he was being charged jointly with White, claiming that he did not know White prior to being locked up with him over the murder charge.
Marsden said that he will be calling three alibi witnesses to testify of his whereabouts on the night Alamilla was brutally stabbed to death. White said that he did not have any witnesses to call.
The prosecution presented its evidence in court, which included: nine statements from witnesses and as many as eleven documentary exhibits including two DVD’s of the notes of the interviews from the two accused men, a post-mortem examination conducted by Dr. Blanco on Alamilla, two warrants for the arrest of the accused, and as many as 47 pictures of the crime scene and post-mortem examination.
The trial is set to begin on January 11. 2022.
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