As the murder trial of Michelle Coudray Graves continued in Jamaica on Monday, graphic photographs were tendered into evidence revealing that the attack on the slain school teacher resulted in one wound that separated her jaw bone from the rest of her skull.
A report by the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday, May 6th indicated that Detective Sergeant Owen Campbell delivered riveting testimony on Monday. He said he had gone to Doyle’s Funeral Home in Westmoreland where he took photographs of the remains, which were subsequently identified as those of Coudray-Greaves. He told the jury that the body bag contained a skull, sections of a torso and the bones that comprised the lower section of the body, adding that among those bones were the jawbone … and on the teeth of the upper and lower mandibles (jawbone), there were braces.
Westmoreland-based taxi driver Ivan Taylor, who served on-and-off as a contract taxi operator for Coudray-Greaves, was arrested and charged with her murder shortly after the body was found. He is the last known person to have seen her alive.
The case, which has already seen testimony from 10 witnesses, continued in the St James Circuit Court on Tuesday morning, with Detective Campbell facing cross-examination from the defense team.