Trial against Parker commences

The murder trial against Jiwaka businessman, Justin Parker has commenced at the Waigani National Court.

Parker is on trial over the murder of Lapan Nason on June 8, 2015. The late Nason was the Chief aircraft engineer employed in Parker’s company, Golden Valley Enterprise.

At the presentation of the charge and allegations against him by the state, Parker pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder.

It is the state’s allegation that he assaulted the late Nason on June 6, 2015 between 4am and 6am, with the intent of causing grievous bodily harm to him.

Nason died two days later from injuries sustained during the assault.

CT scans showed that the late Nason suffered bleeding in the brain from the assault.

Eight witnesses will be called by the state in the trial. This includes the daughter of the deceased and three medical doctors. The remaining witnesses will be the deceased’s colleagues.

Parker is on K10,000 bail.

(Loop PNG file picture of Parker.) 

Sally Pokiton