|Tears flow as woman testifies about murder of fiance|
Guardian Senior Reporter
Published: Aug 16, 2012
Kimberley Morgan, whose former lover is standing trial for the murder of Morgan’s fiance, Fitzroy McDonald, graphically recalled his last moments during her testimony yesterday.
Her lips quivering and body shaking, Morgan, a 50-year-old Caucasian with waist length blonde hair, said Kevin Dawkins, 27, burst through the door of her home in Gregory Town, Eleuthera around 11 p.m. on November 19, 2009.
Clad in a white flowing dress and matching blazer, Morgan said she sought refuge in the bathroom as Dawkins rummaged in the kitchen.
She said she placed her body against the bathroom door, but Dawkins overpowered her and came inside.
Clutching her throat, she said, “He strangled me. He used a fork to stab me.”
Morgan said as she struggled with Dawkins, McDonald, whom she affectionately called ‘Fitzie’, came to her rescue.
Wiping tears from her eyes, Morgan recalled, “Fitzie was there. He was trying to save me. I was trying to bend the fork to get it out of his (Dawkins) hand.”
Morgan said Dawkins and McDonald rolled over and she was able to get free. However, the struggle between Dawkins and McDonald continued.
“His arm was going up and down on Fitzie. I was trying to get out fast. The window was closed. I jumped out the window and ran. I ran to Mr. Wood. He called the police for me.”
When she returned to the home with police, Morgan said she met McDonald and her dog, Mr. Shaggy, dead.
Morgan claimed that Dawkins had appeared on her property many times earlier that day. She said she ordered him off the property and made a report to police.
Clutching a Bible as he sat in the prisoner’s dock, Dawkins, who is black, shook his head during most of Morgan’s testimony.
Asked about her relationship with Dawkins by prosecutor Jillian Williams, Morgan said she and Dawkins dated for about seven to eight weeks.
She said they separated in July 2009, but Dawkins kept calling her “for no reason” and she stopped answering her phone.
Morgan said she hired the former defence force marine to guard her grounds before they started dating.
She said she met McDonald when she went to Jamaica on vacation in August 2009. He came to visit in October and they were engaged the following month.
During his cross-examination, Murrio Ducille suggested that Morgan was still dating Dawkins when she started seeing McDonald, 39.
She denied this. However, she later revealed that Dawkins accompanied her on a trip to Fort Lauderdale in August after their relationship had supposedly ended.
Morgan also admitted that she came to Nassau to visit Dawkins in hospital during the summer after he was shot multiple times.
She said she paid the hospital bill and Dawkins’ family suggested that she take him to Eleuthera for his safety.
The case continues before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs.