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Jury told woman deliberately drove into ‘boyfriend’

“The accused knocked at the door [and] the deceased answered the apartment door dressed only in his underwear,” Blizard said. “The accused walked inside the apartment and saw another woman sitting inside the apartment.”

The prosecutor stated that the woman would be called to testify. Musa is alleged to have said to her, “Is it your turn today?” then allegedly spat in Thagipur’s face, and said, “Is this what you are like?”

“The accused would later tell the police that the deceased told her to leave,” Blizard said.

The Crown alleges the accused was seated in the driver’s seat of her car “very angry about what had just happened”, and “in this state of anger” drove out of her parking spot “very quickly” at Thagipur as he walked towards her through the car park.

“He was taken from that spot to a wall nearby where there was a collision between the car and the wall,” the prosecutor said. He The victim died on the spot.

Musa is accused by Thagipur of driving her car so as to inflict serious injury or even death.

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Blizard said the jury would hear triple zero calls including Musa telling the operator there had been an accident, the person was her boyfriend, and that when she was driving he came “out of nowhere”.

Opening the defence case, barrister Madeleine Avenell, SC, said Musa and Thagipur had been in a “relationship of some sort” from about late 2019.

She said Musa’s “state of knowledge and state of mind just immediately before and at the time of the collision” were of particular importance.

“What is in dispute is that Ms Musa saw Mr Thagipur before colliding with him, that she deliberately drove at him as he walked through the car park, and that she intended to cause him grievous bodily harm or intended to kill him,” Avenell said.

She Musa stated that the allegations of murder were not true and that the circumstances surrounding manslaughter were not a factor. This was also the alternative suggested by the Crown.

Jurors were told that they would be shown CCTV, including footage of the moment of impact.

The trial continues before Justice Richard Button.

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