Murder trial: Pathologist gives evidence

THE pathologist who examined the woman who was allegedly murdered by her de-facto partner in 2009 said he noticed contusion on the deceased’s body.

In his evidence today at the High Court in Suva, Dr Sami Goundar said such bruises could mean that the skin of the deceased was compressed.

Dr Goundar is a retired civil servant and was also the then head of the Fiji Police Force’s Forensic Pathology Unit in 2009.

He said the bruises on the deceased were visible and when he visited the scene of the incident, he figured that it disturbed.

Dr Goundar said he saw the chairs of the table situated in the living room was scattered and that the deceased was lying in a pool of blood.

The accused is Imshad Izrar Ali who is charged with one count of murder.

He allegedly murdered his 34-year-old de-facto partner at their home in Howell Rd in Suva in 2009.

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