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LIVE: Angelo Rodrigues murder trial - day four
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- Two people accused of murdering Bournemouth man Angelo Rodrigues are standing trial at Winchester Crown Court.
- The 44-year-old died of multiple stab wounds following an incident at his flat in Coleman Road, West Howe on July 27, 2012.
- Tracy Mansell, 56, of Coleman Road, West Howe and James Kinsley, 40, of Hinton Road, Bournemouth, deny murdering Mr Rodrigues.
- The case is being prosecuted by Graham Reeds QC.
- Kinsley is represented by Peter Birkett QC and Mansell by Mark Heyward QC.
Court is finished for the day. It will re-convene tomorrow when a discussion of admissable evidence will take place in the jury's absence.
The Crown will conclude its case on Wednesday morning, after which the defence will call witnesses to the stand.
Facts not disputed by the crown or either defendant are the locations involved, the CCTV evidence and the post-mortem results.
Facts concerning exhibits including the scissor blade and Monster drinks can, blood-stained fabric samples and items of clothing, the rope weapon, and swabs taken from them, are also not disputed by any party.
Court is back in session and the agreed facts of the case are being read out.
Court is adjourned for fifteen minutes.
In the fifth interview Kinsley said he had never seen the scissor blade before in his life.
He did see Mansell had brought the rope weapon back to her flat after the incident.
He said she asked him to give her a black eye to make it look like she had been attacked, but he refused.
Kinsley asked to speak to detectives for his fourth interview.
He told them he had spoken to neighbours who Mansell had asked for help to hide a knife.
He said Mansell had told him when they were back in her flat that she stabbed Mr Rodrigues 20 times.
He continued to deny mentioning a knife in the victim's flat.
Despite being told by a detective that Mr Rodrigues' leg wound would have "bled profusely" he insisted that he had not noticed his injuries.
In his third interview detectives listed the catalogue of injures Mr Rodrigues suffered and asked Kinsley how he failed to notice them when he and Mansell left.
In a second interview Kinsley said one of his trainers came off during the scuffle with Mr Rodrigues and was left in the flat.
He denied kicking him.
He insisted Mr Rodrigues looked uninjured aside from blood around his mouth when he left.
Responding to the detectives' questions he says he was worried Mansell may have stabbed the victim when she said she had "done something to him", but he hadn't seen a knife.
He denied saying "give me the knife".
Speaking to detectives, Kinsley said: "I never witnessed a thing. I am the victim, I have been attacked basically.
"It is not a good ending, someone has died."
He said Mansell had told him at his flat that she had "done something". He said he didn't want to enquire further as he "didn't want to know".
He called to Mansell, who was behind him, "get that out of his hand" referring to a jewellery box Mr Rodrigues was holding.
Kinsley said he got up and Mr Rodrigues didn't rise at first. Then he stood, shouting at them with blood at his mouth.
Kinsley says he backed out of the flat with Mansell behind him. They went to her flat and locked the doors.
He said he was surprised to find blood on his jeans.
Kinsley told detectives what happened next was "at a hundred miles an hour".
He said he pushed Mr Rodrigues back trying to get the rope weapon off him, while they exchanged blows, before they landed on the bed.
Quizzed by detectives Kinsley again said he had done nothing wrong.
He said Mr Rodrigues, after Mansell asked him to stop screaming and shouting, attacked the pair of them with a weapon consisting of rope with a weight at the end.
Kinsley said he saw Mansell and Mr Rodrigues arguing outside the latter's door. He said Mansell had nothing in her hands that he could see, but Mr Rodrigues reached into his flat and retrived the rope weapon.
He told detectives he was afraid for their safety.
The jury is now hearing read transcripts from Kinsley's five interviews with detectives.
Mr Reeds reading from police statement: Kinsley said "I would just like to say that I have done nothing wrong, I should hav com and found you" when he was arrested.
He continued to protest his innocence in custody.
Graham Reeds QC, for the Crown, is reading further statements from police officers.
Detective sergeant Trevor Hawkins said search teams found a Monster drinks can in the undergrowth by the bin shed next to the flats. Nearby was the scissor blade, which was later found by foresic scientists to have Mr Rodrigues' DNA on it.
The jury is now back in court to continue today's proceedings.
Court is adjourned for lunch. Back at 2pm.
The officer who arrested Mansell, at Kinsley's flat in Hinton Road at around 10.10pm on the night of the incident, said in his statement she seemed unsteady on her feet.
He also said she smelled of alcohol and was unsurprised to see him.
She asked what would happen to her dog and was told it would be looked after.
PC Neil Jones discovered the body propped against the sofa, and laid it out to look for injuries and begin CPR.
He said there was a considerable amount of blood in the hall outside the flat and on the door, and blood on the floor beneath Mr Rodrigues.
Mr Reeds is reading statements from the police officers who discovered Mr Rodrigues' body.
Ms Martin has finished giving evidence.
Ms Martin: Mansell seemed "frantic" and "in shock" and wasn't her usual "bubbly" self.
Mansell told Ms Martin about suffering psychological issues in the past. The witness says Mansell seemed to be "getting worse" over the six months before the incident.
Charlyn Martin, a neighbour who said she was a good friend of Mansell, also saw her after the incident.
She said the defendant had blood on her leg and was carrying a drinks can with what may have been scissors in them. She had alcohol on her breath.
She went into the bin sheds near the flats and came back without the can and its contents.
The witness was approached by Mansell while drinking with friends.
He said she seemed "upset and erratic", and he saw blood on her leg and a Monster drink can in her hand. "She wasn't Tracy", he said.
When he refused to let her join them she said: "Some f**king friends you are."
She then mumbled about an argument with someone, and about scissors.
The next witness, another neighbour, saw Tracy Mansell after the incident took place.
Mr Webb has not been cross-examined. He has finished his evidence.
Mr Webb: Kinsley seemed like a "nice young man" and was chatting all the way about golf.
Mansell was slumped in the back seat. She seemed "drunk or stoned, although she could have been ill".
He adds: "I thought I heard him say something about a police car, and the woman looked up out the back window then ducked back down again."
The taxi driver, Roy Webb, is the next witness.
They board the 5b, then switch to the 5a after a few minutes. The 5a breaks down shortly afterwards and they get a taxi at just before 8.15pm.
At about 8.30pm they are seen on CCTV in the town centre, headed towards Kinsley's flat.
Now CCTV footage from the buses Mansell and Kinsley boarded after the alleged murder of Mr Rodrigues.
Footage clearly shows the former wearing white trainers. They have a dog on a lead.
Ms Whelan called a second time as police units hadn't arrived and she was "terrified" for her one-year-old daughter.
Shouting can be heard in the background in the first 999 call.
Court resumes. Prosecutor Graham Reeds QC is playing the jury the 999 calls from witness Laura Whelan, who was heard in court on Thursday.
She said she saw a kitchen knife in Mansell's hand and she was threatening a neighbour.
Mrs Ali-Yousef, who was speaking via video link from Bournemouth Crown Court, has finished giving evidence.
Two witnesses are delayed so there is a ten minute adjournment while equipment is prepared for a seperate witness.
She confirms that she heard Kinsley shouting "give me the knife" from the hallway of Mr Rodrigues' flat, near the open door, after which Mansell ran down the stairs.
She says the doors in the block close automatically so someone must having been holding it open.
Kinsley spoke to her as he passed her in the hallway, following Mansell into the flat, but she can't remember what he said.
Returning to the events of July 27 last year, Mrs Ali-Yousef says Mansell seemed to be "quite in control, but white with rage".
Peter Birkett QC, for Kinsley, is now asking questions.
Under cross-examination by Mark Heyward QC, defence for Mansell, Mrs Ali-Yousef says the defendant asked for her support in an attempt to evict Mr Rodrigues from the block, but she declined.
She saw a 'pet's ball-thrower' in Mansell's hand, and confirms the improvised weapon shown to the jury last week is the same shape, although apparently the wrong colour.
She says Mansell and Kinsley went into the former's flat, the door having been left, unusually, on the latch.
She describes Mansell as being "past anger into boiling point" at the time.
Mrs Ali-Yousef encountered Mansell and Kinsley leaving Mr Rodrigues flat. She says Mansell told her: "Get inside girl this is none of your business."
Mrs Ali-Yousef: "There was such a lot of shouting and screaming going on, to be quite honest I thought it was Jim (Kinsley) starting on Tracy, so I went out to see if she needed my help."
She says she heard Kinsley's voice shouting "give me the knife" from inside Mr Rodrigues' flat.
She describes the relationship between Mansell and the victim as volatile.
Mr Rodrigues used to "shout and rave and throw furniture over the balcony onto Tracy's porch".
She says Mansell and James Kinsley's relationship was a case of "couldn't live with each other, couldn't live without each other".
First witness up is Tracy Mansell's neighbour Gail Ali-Yousef.
Good morning from Winchester Crown Court, the jury are just making their way in now.
We'll be live blogging from the trial when it starts later today. The trial was adjourned on Friday due to snow.