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Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will today (Tuesday) hand down his decision as to whether the Tuvaruhu murder case will be heard in a closed court or an open court.
This was after the defence counsel George Gray of Public Solicitor’s Office made an application for a closed hearing after he was reportedly threatened by a relative of the deceased yesterday.
Sir Albert said this is very disappointing that relatives of the deceased in this case halted the process of the hearing but said he will give his ruling today.
The accused Schofield Brian Baro Alagere who was accused of the murder of the deceased Flora started his evidence yesterday.
He will continue with his evidence today after Sir Albert’s ruling.
Flora’s skeletal remains were found two weeks later by students who went on a picnic trip in the upper Mataniko area on October 9.
According to the doctor’s opinion, Flora died as a result of a blunt force to her head.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN