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Prosecution Rests In Attempted Murder Trial

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE prosecution yesterday closed its case in the attempted murder trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a traffic light.

Now, it is Devon Adderley’s turn to explain his version of events on the eve of Valentine’s Day last year between himself and Lashan Smith.

Adderley, 26, of Mermaid Boulevard, denies a charge of attempted murder. It is claimed that on Sunday, February 13, 2011, he tried to murder Smith on the corner of Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road. Last Thursday, Smith raised her shirt for a jury to see the wounds under her arm and on her back.

The 24-year-old Smith named her ex-boyfriend as the man who attacked her at a traffic light and said “I’m going to kill you! I don’t want no other man to have you! I’m going to kill you!”

Attorney Ramona Farquharson-Seymour is set to open the defence’s case today at 2.30pm, subject to the outcome of closed discussions between attorneys and Justice Roy Jones.

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