No Evidence Of Close Range Shot, Pathologist Says


Tribune Staff Reporter


FORENSIC pathologist Dr Caryn Sands told a Supreme Court jury yesterday that she saw no evidence of close range fire after performing an autopsy on a murdered man.

Dr Sands testified that from the examination she did on August 29, 2014, the cause of death came from the two gun shot wounds the victim sustained to his head and back.

Garvin Pratt, 21, and Eduardo Carey, 36, are on trial before Justice Bernard Turner in connection with the shooting death of Delano Brice.

Brice was shot in the neck during a drive-by shooting at Quakoo Street where a repast was held on August 23, 2014. He died in hospital four days later.

Pratt and Carey pleaded not guilty to the murder charge they face when they were formally arraigned in the Supreme Court on January 16, 2015.

They have retained Romona Farquharson-Seymour and Tonique Lewis to represent them against the allegation.

Anthony Delaney and Timothy Bailey are prosecuting the case.

Dr Sands said yesterday that there was an entrance wound to the left-rear side of the victim’s head and the bullet for the wound exited to the left side of the face.

She also noted an entrance wound to the back that fractured the cervical and thoracic spine.

The injuries, she said, caused swelling in the brain, breathing complications and significant internal bleeding.

The trial resumes on Monday, June 27.

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