A former police officer, who is currently on trial for the kidnapping and murder of businessman Dr Edward Khoury, was spotted at the scene of the crime shortly after it occurred.
Robert Franklyn was placed on the scene by one of Khoury's former employees, Summer Pablo, as she gave evidence before Justice Malcolm Holdip at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain on Monday.
Pablo worked as an accounts clerk with Khoury's company ISKO Enterprises Ltd for two years before the incident occurred in September 2005.
She claimed that she was on two weeks of study leave when she received a call from a colleague asking her to come to the office.
When she arrived she saw that police had cordoned off the building and her colleagues were outside.
She claimed that she saw Franklyn standing with his wife Fiona, who also worked at Khoury's company.
Pablo was then asked by police to identify a petty cash pan that had been tampered with during Khoury's abduction.
While being cross-examined by defence attorney Mario Merritt, Pablo was quizzed over her professional relationship with Franklyn's wife.
Pablo repeatedly admitted that she disliked her.
"You took every opportunity you had to complain about her," Merritt said.
"If I made a complaint, it was genuine," she responded.
Franklyn, Jerome Murray, Shawn James, Caleb Donaldson and Terry Moore are accused of kidnapping and murdering Khoury on September 21, 2005.
Khoury was at his import and distribution company located in the Macoya Industrial Estate when four men entered and demanded guns and money.
Khoury resisted and was stabbed before being taken away by the men.
Two days later, his headless corpse was found in an abandoned citrus plantation in central Trinidad.
To date, his head had never been found by police.
Since the trial commenced in November, last year, over half of the State's 63 witnesses have testified.
The group of men are being represented by a team of defence attorneys including Pamela Elder, SC, Evans Welch, Wayne Sturge, Daniel Khan, Fareed Ali, Ria Mankee-Sookram and Jehan Mohammed-Ali . Nigel Pilgrim and Anju Bhola are prosecuting.
The trial resumes on Tuesday.
Reporter: Derek Achong