Dorian Dailey murder heads into second week


As the murder trial of 29-year-old Dorian Dailey heads into week two, the prosecution is expected to close its case with the continued testimony of investigating officer Corporal Jerry Frank as well as the pathologist report.

A nine-member jury consisting of eight women and one man is empaneled to try the matter of the Grand Fond man accused of killing his father.

The indictment is that Dorian Dailey killed Maurice Murry Dailey between January 9, 2017, and February 21, 2017.

The then 23-year-old is said to have inflicted serious head and neck injuries on his 62-year-old father on January 9, 2017. Maurice Dailey later succumbed to his injuries on February 21, 2017, at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

During week one of the trial, the prosecution, which is led by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Sherma Dalrymple, called nine of its 11 witnesses to the stand.

Some of the key witnesses for the prosecution have so far been, Barthalomy George who testified of an argument between the accused and his father on the night of January 8, 2017, as well as the nephew of the deceased man Mandel Moise who told the court of his discovery of his uncle in a state of distress in an abandoned building near his home on the morning of January 9, 2017.

At the time of the discovery, Moise said Maurice had injuries to his head. Another witness, Evans Dailey the brother of the accused and son of deceased man, in his testimony to the court identified bloody clothes in a track at Grand Fond as allegedly belonging to his brother Dorian Dailey.

General practitioner Dr. Nebiyu Bekele testified of life-threatening injuries which Maurice Dailey had to his head on the morning of January 9, 2017.

According to him, the patient was semi-conscious with low blood pressure, disoriented, and had several lacerations to the head on his arrival at the Laplaine Health Centre.

In the opinion of the medical expert, the deceased man’s injuries were likely caused by a sharp object with high velocity. Inspectors of police Fixton Henderson and Jeffrey James also formed part of the prosecution’s nine
witnesses so far.

Photographs from the alleged crime scene which allegedly contained several bloody clothes and shoes were tendered to the court as evidence.

Prior to the matter being adjourned on May 19, 2023, investigating officer Corporal Frank was on the stand providing evidence to the court.

Corporal Frank is expected to conclude his testimony on May 22, when the matter resumes in court. DPP Dalrymple has indicated that the prosecution has two witnesses left.

The defense team is led by attorney-at-law Darius Jones assisted by Peter Alleyne. Presiding over the matter is Justice Thomas Astaphan.

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