Kiahna Trott-Edwards Found Guilty Of Murder

September 9, 2015

Kiahna Trott-Edwards has been found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal, with the jury returning the verdict earlier today [Sept 9].

Mr Mungal died in September 2014 after sustaining head injuries, Ms Trott-Edwards was charged with murder on September 12, 2014 and her trial began in the Supreme Court last month.

During the trial the jury heard from a number of witnesses, the bus driver operating the bus where the incident started, Mr Mungal’s friend who was with him when the altercation took place, as well as from the defendant herself.

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

The defendant and her child got off the bus, as did Mr Mungal and his friend at the following bus stop.

An altercation then occurred outside the defendant’s home, with the defendant striking the teenager with a wooden baseball bat, hitting him in his arm and his head, with the blow to the head causing fatal injuries.

Director of Public Prosecutions Rory Fields appeared for the Crown, while Courtenay Griffiths QC defended Ms Trott-Edwards.

The 32-year-old mother of three was remanded in custody, and will be sentenced at a later date.

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