Kiahna Trott-Edwards Court Trial Underway

August 18, 2015

The trial of Kiahna Trott-Edwards — who is charged with the murder of 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal — began yesterday [Aug 17] in the Supreme Court.

Director of Public Prosecutions Rory Fields is appearing for the Crown, while Courtenay Griffiths QC is defending Ms Trott-Edwards.

The Court heard that in September 2014, Mungal and a friend were on the bus — as was the defendant and her child — and words were exchanged with profanity being used, with the defendant asking the teen to stop using profanity.

The defendant and her child got off the bus, as did Mungal and his friend at the following bus stop. An altercation then occurred, with the defendant allegedly striking the teenager with a wooden baseball bat, hitting him in his arm and his head. The blow to the head allegedly caused brain injuries which resulted in the death of the Berkeley Institute student.

Ms Trott-Edwards, 32, has denied the charge of murder, and the trial continues.

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