Blood found all over car in which woman's throat was cut, jury told
A JURY heard how blood was found throughout a car in which a woman's throat was cut.
Forensic scientist Andrew Parry gave a detailed report of how the staining was left in a hired Vauxhall Corsa in which it alleged Judith Ege was murdered.
Barach Bandavad, 38, an Abbey Wood MoD worker of Highbury Road, denies murdering 58-year-old Mrs Ege on June 30 last year.
The jury has heard Mrs Ege and her husband visited Bandavad after he split with Mr Ege's daughter Samantha.
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The arrangement was to collect Samantha's possessions from the home in Highbury Road, and Bandavad cooperated in loading the car, the court has heard.
Suddenly, the jury was told, Bandavad's mood changed and he demanded that the three of them go for a drive, showing that he was armed with a gun and two knives.
It is alleged that when Mr Ege ran, hoping that Bandavad would follow, Bandavad carried out a "murderous" assault on Mrs Ege as she tried to defend herself in the back of the car.
The Crown says Bandavad then deposited barbecue lighting gel in an attempt to set fire to the car following the attack.
Mr Parry told the jury he examined the Corsa and found blood stains around the handbrake and gear lever gaiters, as well as a pool of blood in a footwell.
He said there was a smear of blood on the back seat, near the car's central post, as well as blood in a cup holder, door seal and driver's door lever and facia panel.
He told the court: "Once she (Mrs Ege) began to bleed profusely her movements were confined to the rear compartment in the area low down behind the front passenger seat."
Mr Parry said a scenes of crime officer swabbed the vehicle for DNA testing, and DNA profiles detected were matched to Mrs Ege.
He also said a sample taken from a knife found in the car also matched Mrs Ege's DNA.
Earlier the court heard from Alan Lock, who said he was near the incident and had tried to call police but a black man appeared and snatched his phone.
Mr Lock said he went home to ring 999 and, realising he had blood on his right hand, his son took a photograph of it and his wife used a clean cotton bud to swab it before placing it into a plastic bag.
The court heard the blood DNA profile matched to Mrs Ege.
The case continues.