Karol Kelly ‘died from chest wound’, trial hears

Karol Kelly ‘died from chest wound’, trial hears
Karol Kelly

Northern Eire’s Assistant State Pathologist has advised a homicide trial that Londonderry father-of-five Karol Kelly sustained two stab wounds, one in all which “resulted in an unsurvivable harm to the aorta, which is the precept artery of the physique”.

he sufferer, from the Rosemount space, was stabbed within the chest and the stomach simply over 4 years in the past.

Yesterday was the fourth day of the trial of three males who deny murdering Mr Kelly, who was 35 when he died.

Dr Peter Ingram stated the deadly stab wound “brought about large bleeding in to the chest cavity leading to his fast dying”.

The three defendants on trial for murdering Mr Kelly in Grafton Road are brothers Gary (25) and Sean Anderson (24), each from Grafton Road, and Michael Dunlop (21), from Fern Park.

The defendant Dunlop additionally denies expenses of trying grievous bodily hurt on Mr Kelly and of trying to get rid of two knives.

The entire offences are alleged to have occurred outdoors the Andersons’ household dwelling within the early hours of March 4, 2018.

In his proof to the jury of eight males and 4 ladies in Coleraine Crown Courtroom, Dr Ingram stated the sufferer had additionally sustained slashing wounds to his scalp and proper cheek, in addition to clusters of abrasions to the higher and decrease physique.

He stated all the accidents had been brought on by a knife or by Mr Kelly falling onto a tough floor comparable to a street, and Dr Ingram stated “average pressure” was used to inflict the knife wounds.

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Cross-examined by barrister Brian McCartney QC, for the defendant Sean Anderson, Dr Ingram stated it was “doable” that the deadly harm might have been brought about “when Karol Kelly ran onto the knife”.

The witness stated it was additionally doable that Mr Kelly might have presumably run for as much as 20m after sustaining the deadly stab

An earlier listening to was advised by prosecuting barrister Liam McCollum QC that two knives used within the assault had been later recovered “on high of a wheelie bin” in an alleyway near the homicide scene.

The trial continues.

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