Murder trial set in LC killing

| 02/12/2013

(CNS):  A 28-year-old woman from Little Cayman accused of the murder of her lover, 54-year-old Perry McLaughlin, will stand trial in March. Elsy Calderon De Ortega Barralga, who has pleaded not guilty, hung her head as she sat quietly in the dock during her court appearance Friday morning when the trial date was set. Baralga, who is alleged to have stabbed McLaughlin during a domestic dispute at his home on the Sister Islands, was remanded in custody to Fairbanks. The court heard that the police are still investigating the circumstances of the killing and are waiting for key forensic evidence in relation to the murder weapon. Baralga was arrested on the day of the killing and charged shortly after with murder. 

The body of McLaughlin, a well-known local businessman on Little Cayman, was found by one of his employees at around 7am at his home in Gazebo Lane.

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