The prosecution yesterday supplied more evidence of phone records for the jury which showed murder accused Kaniel Martin was in the Jolly Harbour area at 5:06 am on July 27, 2008 which was around the time when he and co-accused Avie Howell are alleged to have killed British couple Benjamin and Dr Catherine Mullany at Cocos Hotel.
The 59th prosecution witness, Proposition Developer for LIME, Trevor Henry, yesterday told the court the LIME cell site at Jolly Harbour registered a call made from Georgette Aaron’s phone (785-2275) to Martin’s cellular phone (784-6494) and it was determined the recipient of the call was in the Jolly Harbour area.
The conclusion of Martin’s location at that time was based on the fact the incoming call was caught on that cell site which has a 360 degree range and which extended three to four miles, depending on the topography of the area.
The call from Aaron, Howell’s then girlfriend, lasted 34 seconds and it was a “voice call” Henry said.
This follows testimony from Kenroy Bennett of APUA PCS who said there were records of calls to the Howell’s family cellular phone (780-7514) that were registered at the Boggy Peak cell site.
Those calls were made from several telephones and cellular phone numbers which included calls from the Air Traffic Control Department (561-1344), where Aaron was an employee at the time.
Further, there was also evidence of at least one call made from Martin’s phone to Howell’s that same day registered at the Boggy Peak cell site which has a 35km range.
Henry also revealed that on July 28 and 29 two local SIM cards were put into a Nokia 5310 Music Express phone, which the prosecution has already established belonged to the victim Benjamin.
The 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IEMI) number for the Nokia phone Henry spoke of, was a match to the IMEI number for Benjamin’s phone as was previously disclosed by a representative for the British company that provided cellular services to the British couple.
However, the jury has not yet been furnished the names of the owners of the local numbers that were put into Benjamin’s phone shortly after he and his wife were gunned down in their honeymoon bungalow.
Additionally, prosecution adduced evidence from the witness Henry that several SIM cards were transferred from a set of phones and it is now left for them to disclose who owned the cards and some of the phones.
The witness did not have any records of the dates those transfers were made.
So far, only one number has been identified in evidence (723-6289) and that belonged to a third murder victim, Woneta Anderson, who was also allegedly killed by Martin and Howell on August 8, 2008 in her Browne’s Avenue home.
The 60th witness, Alan Tribe, who will continue testifying today, is the Head of the Evidence Recovery Unit of the Metropolitan Police Service (UK).
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