JURORS heard evidence yesterday that three condoms were found in the burnt-out Toyota Noah motor vehicle in which the charred remains of popular television personality Christine Hewitt was discovered in June 2006.
Scenes of Crime Detective Richard Blair testified under cross-examination by defence attorney Pierre Rogers that the condoms were sent to the forensic lab for analysis.
Blair had testified under cross-examination by defence attorney Michael Deans, who is representing accused David Gordon, that he didn't search the motor vehicle for any form of bodily fluid.
Blair also testified that speakers and a stereo appeared to be missing from the vehicle.
The cop said also that, on the night of June 29, 2006, when he went to the scene of the crime on the Mount Industry main road in St Catherine, he didn't have a flashlight. He said the area was "very, very dark", but he had the light from his cellphone.
Deans questioned Blair about the adequacy of the lighting he took to the crime scene.
"You weren't going to look for bun and cheese?" Deans asked to laughter from jurors.
"No," the detective answered.
Deans asked whether he knew if the Toyota Noah was a make of vehicle that was frequently stolen, but Blair said he didn't know.
Gordon, Hewitt's husband, and his brother Worthsworth are being tried in the St Catherine Circuit Court for murder.
Yesterday, Superintendent Nevaro Smith, who was part of the investigation, told the court during his examination-in-chief that he and other officers went to Worthsworth's home in Linstead, St Catherine in July 2006 with a warrant. He said Worthsworth threw a cellphone out of the house, which was retrieved by the police.
Smith said Worthsworth told him that the phone was a "toy", which turned out to be untrue. He said he asked Worthsworth why he threw the phone away and the accused told him that the instrument was no longer working.
Smith said that Worthsworth was taken to the Spanish Town Police Station, along with the phone, following a search of the home, which turned up "no guns nor drugs", which they had gone in search of.
Smith is to continue his evidence today.
The prosecution is being led by Sanchia Burrell.
Justice Leighton Pusey is presiding.