Murder trial of Lester Roberts to enter its closing moments at the High Court on Friday
High Court Judge Wynante Adrien Roberts is to address the jury on Friday, as the Lester Roberts murder trial enters its closing moments at the High Court.
Roberts is on trial for the murder of his cousin Jerrad Joseph at the Castle Bruce Bayfront on December 01, 2016 at about 8:30 in the evening.
The accused Lester Roberts decided to stay in the prisoners dock and gave an unsworn statement to the court on Wednesday morning.
Roberts said he was attacked while sitting on a wall at the Bayfront and made a blow and ran away, only to be told the next day that his cousin passed and he then surrendered to the police.
However, Prosecutor of the state Keith Scotland of Trinidad told the jury that the accused used a knife to kill his cousin and the murder was unlawful.
Scotland said the accused was under no threat when he used the knife to stab his cousin twice in the chest.
Defense Counsel Peter Alleyne said his client was under threat of falling into waters of 20 foot deep and was forced to defend himself when he was being attacked.
Alleyne said the accused has no history of violence, however he had to do something to save himself.
A decision in the murder trial could be reached on Friday.