Jurors in murder trial hear of possible motives

The killing of Swiss banker Frederic Bise may have been related to a robbery, a hate crime against homosexuals, or a sexual act, the jury in the murder trial of Chad Jonathan Anglin heard Wednesday.

Anglin is accused of murdering the 40-year-old father of two on Feb. 8, 2008, in West Bay.

Russell Flint opened the prosecution’s case, assisted by Crown Counsel Elisabeth Lees in the Grand Court before Justice Alexander Henderson and a jury of 10 women and two men.

Mr. Bise’s body, wrapped in a blanket, was found in the trunk of his car with multiple injuries, including a fractured skull and possible strangulation.

The vehicle and body had been doused in a flammable liquid, possibly lamp oil, and set on fire in Mr. Bise’s driveway, the jury heard.

Lead defense counsel Jonathan Rees QC, assisted by Fiona Robertson, represent the defendant.

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