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Day 4: Jackson’s widow breaks down

Day 4: Jackson’s widow breaks down

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For the first time since she began to diligently take notes at each session of the Preliminary Inquiry into her late husband’s death, Susan Jackson wept. She fought hard but could not stop the river of tears that welled up inside as she listened to police photographer, Inspector Franklyn Williams describe the photographs he took at the murder crime scene.

He was one of the eleven witnesses called on day four of the Preliminary Inquiry into the death of Glenn Jackson. As he elaborated on the wound that was found in Jackson’s body, which was lying naked in the backseat of his vehicle, Susan allowed the tears to flow but quickly gathered her composure and continued her studious note taking.{{more}}

Inspector Williams, who along with his other duties visits crime scenes and lifts fingerprints from them along with taking photographs, told the court that he did not find any workable finger prints from the vehicle. He presented twelve photographers to be tendered into evidence for the case.

The fourth day of the Inquiry also revealed that the last phone call made from Glenn Jackson’s cellular phone on Sunday, March 5, the night he is believed to have died, was made to 593-6750, at 9:14 pm and lasted for two minutes and nine seconds.

Corporal Dexter Hunte told the Court that in order to establish the identification of the owner of the number they staged a subterfuge on March 13 by calling the number, pretending to be Cable & Wireless employees, and asking the person who answered to come to the office.

The accused, Francis “Prickle” Williams turned up, the officers identified themselves and he agreed to accompany them to police headquarters.

The Court also heard that Stevenson Wright, a mason of Mesopotamia found a Digicel phone chip while on his way to work at Cane Garden at around 7:40 am on Monday, March 6. He gave it to his 17-year-old daughter who also testified at the Inquiry. She said that when she put it in her phone two calls were received immediately. She could not reveal who called or what the caller said because the prosecutor directed her not to say. As a result of those calls the chip was turned over to the police.

The prosecution continued to lay its case to Chief Magistrate Churaman as the National Youth Officer, Carlos Williams testified that murder accused Williams got a Youth Empowerment Service (YES) appointment after a call was made on his behalf by Glenn Jackson.

Among the other witnesses was Dr Conrad Nedd the district medical officer who pronounced Jackson dead. He said that anal and oral swabs were taken from Jackson’s body. He said, under cross examination, that the samples he lifted from the Jackson’s body could not be used “as far as my knowledge goes” to determine an AIDS status. A fingernail sample was also taken from Jackson.

Other witnesses were: Westmore Campbell, a carpenter/mason; Errol Haynes, Justice of the Peace; Chesley Charles, a Port Authority worker; and, business owner Ivor Carr.