KINGSTON, Jamaica – The murder trial of Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald and his co-accused resumed Wednesday morning with a former employee testifying that McDonald suspected his wife was having a sexual relationship with a policeman.
The witness said Beachy Stout vowed to kill the policeman for having an affair with his wife, Tonia McDonald.
According to the witness, Stout invited him and a senior security guard at his supermarket in Portland to come into his office.
When they got into the office, the witness alleged that Beachy Stout showed them a computer screen with nude and other intimate photographs of his wife and the policeman.
The witness claimed that Beachy Stout said the policeman had threatened him, adding that the lawman had the audacity to take pictures inside the businessman’s bedroom.
The witness also claimed that Beachy Stout said Tonia was disgracingng the McDonald name,
On Tuesday, the first witness said that 'Mad Man' was one of the nicknames given to his former boss, Beachy Stout.
"I call him Mr Mac. Sometimes, I call him 'Mad Man'. Other people called him 'Stout' or Mr Shine," he said.
The witness, who had been an employee at Stout’s supermarket in Portland, painted the picture of his former boss being a jealous man who sometimes spoke about wanting to murder people. He claimed that McDonald was overly controlling of Tonia.
McDonald and his co-accused Oscar Barnes are charged with the July 20, 2020 murder of Tonia McDonald, who was Beachy Stout's second wife. Tonia's partially burnt body was found slumped beside her razed motor vehicle on the Sherwood Forest main road in Portland. Her throat was slashed.
Beachy Stout is being represented by attorneys-at-law Earl Hamilton, Courtney Rowe, Christopher Townsend and John Jacobs, while his co-accused Earnest Davies is representing Barnes.