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Murder trial told of Internet searches relating to guns and drugs
6:30am Saturday 1st February 2014 in News
INTERNET searches relating to drug production and weapons were made on a laptop belonging to the girlfriend of a man alleged to have killed a Southampton dad, a court heard.
Winchester Crown Court heard how searches of “guns”, “weapons”, “crack production” and “cannabis production” were among the terms entered into the Google search engine on a laptop belonging to Rachel Kenehan on March 20, 2013.
Ms Kenehan was in a relationship with Pierre Lewis, one of the men accused of murdering Jahmel Jones in a flat in St Mary Street on the morning of April 20, 2013.
Ian Lawrie QC, prosecuting, told jurors that detectives found computer data showing that the search term “Southampton crack” was also entered on March 27 last year.
Lewis told the court that the laptop would always be with Kenehan.
Mr Lawrie said: “The laptop is usually with Ms Kenehan. Was there an occasion when you had some access to the laptop? When that happens, was it at your address or at her address?”
Lewis replied: “It was always with her. I would have no reason to take her computer.”
When asked if he made the searches on March 20, Lewis replied: “No”.
However Lewis admitted that he may have made searches for “what do you need to cook crack cocaine”, “make crack”, and “cook crack ammonia” between late on March 29 and early on March 30.
Lewis, 20, of Castlenau, Barnes, denies murder along with Jemmikai Orlebar-Forbes, 20, of Cloudsdale Road, London, and Isaac Boateng, 23, of Mill Farm Crescent, Hounslow.
They all have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Kenehan, 35, of Hewlett Road, London, denies conspiracy to supply class A drugs, assisting an offender, and perverting the course of justice.