Jamaican cop found guilty in murder of girlfriend

first_img Share KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lascene Edwards, the police constable on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, was found guilty in the Home Circuit a short while ago.The 12-member jury panel started deliberations at approximately 3:50 this afternoon returning the verdict some three hours later.He will be sentenced next week Tuesday.Edwards was on trial for murder in the shooting death of Aldonna Harris, the mother of his child, at her home in 2003.He’s alleged to have left a suicide note at the scene, giving the impression that Harris had killed herself.The prosecution’s handwriting expert, Senior Superintendent Carl Major, testified previously that the purported suicide note found by Harris’ body at her Pembroke Hall, St Andrew home, was written by Edwards.Major came to that conclusion after analysing the note and a handwriting sample submitted by Edwards.But the defence in an effort to discredit Major’s result questioned the method he used in arriving at his conclusion.The defence’s own handwriting expert was inconclusive in his analysis of the ‘suicide’ note and Edwards’ writing.Edwards had also testified in his own defence.Jamaica Observer NewsRegional Jamaican cop found guilty in murder of girlfriend by: – November 1, 2013 Share Sharecenter_img 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

FC Bayern Munich reportedly scrapping esports plans

first_imgAt one point it seemed as if German football club FC Bayern Munich was poised to enter the esports industry, but a new report suggests those plans have been scrapped.According to German tabloid Bild.de, FC Bayern Munich’s president Ulrich “Uli” Hoeness has decided against the advanced plans to enter multiple esports titles.At one point, the football club wanted to invest as much as €5,000,000 (£4,397,899) into entering games such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Fortnite. Nonetheless, Hoeness has vetoed these plans since he sees no correlation between esports and his team.Said talks around this entrance into esports have been present for two years, at least, when Bundesliga sides VfL Wolsburg and FC Schalke 04 made their mark in the industry. Despite these now-scrapped plans, Bayern’s basketball counterpart had fielded an NBA 2K roster under the guise of Bayern Ballers.This news has not been confirmed as of yet, it has merely been reported so it should be taken with a pinch of salt. It’s worth noting that it costs a lot more than the proposed investment to enter League of Legends alone should FC Bayern Munich have wanted to acquire a spot in the upcoming franchised-take on the EU LCS.Esports Insider says: We can’t help but think this is a huge missed opportunity and a misstep from the German side should this report turn out to be truthful. With teams such as FC Barcelona recently entering the scene, and existing clubs still operating in multiple titles, it’d be a shame to see a club that’s the size of FC Bayern Munich deciding against entering esports.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more