Jurors at the first-degree murder trial of Brandon Phillips are expected to hear from crime scene analysts today as the Crown begins to wrap up its case. Phillips, 29, has been on trial for the last two and a half weeks at Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John's. Family members of shooting victim Larry Wellman have sat through every day of proceedings, which have been both emotional and technicial.
It was around suppertime on Oct. 10, 2015 when members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary closed in on 30A Quidi Vidi Road, later discovering a shotgun, sneakers and a shotgun shell hidden around parts of the house. Eerily quiet video taken from the scene prior to the search was played to the jury at Brandon Phillips's first-degree murder trial Wednesday.
Brandon Phillips and then-girlfriend Jade Ball were watched by members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's surveillance unit for days after a fatal shooting at Captain's Quarters Hotel. Const. Gregory Greeley of the RNC was tasked with surveillance of several "targets," primarily Phillips and Jade Ball, daughter of Premier Dwight Ball. Greeley took the stand Wednesday at the first-degree murder trial for Phillips at Supreme Court in St. John's.
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