Accused denies killing ex, dumping him in septic tank

-says ‘kindness’ landed her behind bars

Desiree Jeffers, the woman accused of murdering her former partner and hiding his body in a septic tank, yesterday denied committing the crime while claiming that it was her “kindness” that caused her imprisonment so far.

Jeffers is on trial before Justice Dawn Gregory and a 12-member jury for the murder of Igris Bob-Blackman in 2011.

Jeffers was forced to lead her defence after the judge overruled a no-case submission by her attorney Peter Hugh on Tuesday.

“I’m not responsible for Mr. Blackman demise. The kindness of my heart put me in this position for three years, five months,” she told the court after opting to give an unsworn statement.

She said she met Bob-Blackman in 2006, when he approached her for lodging at her home. She stated that an intimate  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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