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Smiley Culture retires to consider its verdict

Issue No. 2360

The jury in the inquest into the death of reggae singer Smiley Culture, real name David Emmanuel, has retired to consider its verdict.

During the inquest jurors heard evidence from forensics expert Roy Green. 

He said that it was “impossible to tell” from blood splatter whether or not David stabbed himself as police claim.

Green said that the positioning of blood was in keeping with the police story of where he was in the kitchen when he was stabbed.

This is consistent with Home Office pathologist Robert Chapman. 

Earlier in the inquest, he said that the angle of the stab wound though “consistent with self infliction” did not “exclude actions by someone else”.

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Tue 2 Jul 2013, 17:43 BST
Issue No. 2360
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