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Witness Tells How Her "Full Of Life" Cousin Bled To Death In The Street

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN told a Supreme Court jury yesterday that her young cousin appeared to be “full of life” just moments before she saw him bleeding to death in the middle of the street.

Nioshi Fox was giving evidence concerning her identification of Delano Brice at the Rand Morgue of Princess Margaret Hospital on August 27, 2014.

Brice, 29, was shot during a drive-by shooting at Quakoo Street where a repast was held on August 23, 2014. He died in hospital four days later.

The jury previously heard from forensic pathologist Dr Caryn Sands, who said the two gunshot wounds the victim sustained to his head and back caused swelling in the brain, breathing complications and significant internal bleeding.

Dr Sands said 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.

Ms Fox, who testified by video-link yesterday, was asked when she had last seen Brice alive. She told prosecutor Anthony Delaney he was at home around 3pm in the afternoon that Saturday when she saw him.

“How’d he appear to you?” the prosecutor asked.

“He appeared full of life,” the witness said.

“When did you see him again?” the prosecutor then asked.

She said it was not long afterwards in that same afternoon “that I saw him laying down in the road”. “He was bleeding from his neck,” the witness added.

She said that, four days later, she had to go to the morgue to formally identify her cousin.

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

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.

Timothy Bailey will assist Mr Delaney in prosecuting the case.

The trial resumes tomorrow.

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