Police says Pusey admitted to stabbing Peter King

Superintendent McArthur Sutherland testified yesterday that 26-year-old labourer, Sheldon Pusey, admitted in an interview that he stabbed 64-year-old Ambassador Peter King several times on the night of March 19, 2006.

He said Pusey made the admission when he interviewed him on March 6, 2007, in the presence of duty counsel, Berry Bryan, who is now representing Pusey at his trial.

Superintendent Sutherland read the interview that was in the form of questions and answers to the jury yesterday in the Home Circuit Court.

Sheldon said in the interview that he went to King’s house about a job. He said he was at King’s house for about four hours when he told King he was hungry. King went downstairs and brought him something to eat. He said King later asked him if he were thirsty and brought him a bottle of liquor. He said after he drank the liquor he “just felt different”.

“King said don’t worry yourself just come over here so wid me,” and Pusey said King was pointing towards a bedroom. He said while he was in the room, King had his hands all over him “and a try fi get in”. He said he told King he was not into those things because he had his woman.

Grabbed knife

He said King had him on the bed and was trying to pull off his clothes and he tried reaching for something to hit King. Pusey said he managed to get a little knife that King had in a cup on the bedside table and “I began to stab and cut, stab and cut him.”

He said King fell off the bed on to the floor and he covered him with a sheet. Pusey said he washed his hands at a pipe and then jumped over the balcony and a fence and went away.

The Crown is alleging that Pusey fatally stabbed and chopped King between March 19 and 20, 2006, at King’s house at 11A Waterloo Road, Kingston 10.

Pusey has been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since January 19.

Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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