A husband allegedly run over by his spouse when she found him dishonest has been accused of being stuffed with excuses at his jilted partner’s trial.
Christie Lee Kennedy, 37, had been married to David Larkin for nearly a decade when she came upon he was having an affair with Zowie Noring in March 2021.
Kennedy additionally bought out of her automotive, grabbed Noring by the hair and repeatedly punched her whereas screaming obscenities, the District Courtroom has heard.
The jury at her trial earlier than Choose Tony Moynihan started deliberations on Friday afternoon.
In her closing argument, defence barrister Penny White accused Larkin of not being a dependable witness when he gave proof this week.
“From the very first query I requested him… he was looking for a strategy to get out of issues,” she instructed the jury.
“He denied having the affair however after a number of questions he admitted that sure he had intercourse with Zowie and later accepted sure they have been having an affair.
“You may suppose it was a reasonably easy and simple query and but it took us a very long time for him to lastly settle for even that.”
White additionally took the husband to process for telling Noring he was separated or separating from his spouse on the time of the incident.
“She (Noring) mentioned in her proof that she believed based mostly on what David Larkin instructed her that he was separated from his spouse… on the day of this incident,” White mentioned.
“We all know that’s clearly not the case.
“That is one other instance of David Larkin… saying what he can to attempt to make himself look higher… doing no matter he can to get out of a state of affairs”.
Kennedy instructed the court docket this week that her preliminary plan was to search out out what her husband was doing when she found he was visiting a park she did not recognise for the third time that week.
Kennedy mentioned she modified her plan and accelerated down the road to “catch him out” when Larkin and Noring noticed her approaching in her BMW, hitting them unintentionally.
“This all occurs in a matter of seconds. At that particular time… do you consider Christie Kennedy actually had the intention to disable them?” White mentioned.
Nonetheless, crown prosecutor Jennifer O’Brien described Kennedy’s account as completely illogical and her behaviour after the accident as disgraceful.
“If this was a real accident would you get out of the automotive and begin punching an individual you had simply hit with some power and despatched them flying on to the highway?” O’Brien mentioned in her closing argument.
She mentioned CCTV footage of the incident proven to the jury indicated Kennedy was an “indignant lady” caught in a compromising place.
“My submission is it (braking) may be very late and after she shaped the intent to strike them given how she goes straight at them… like she lined them up,” she mentioned.
O’Brien mentioned it was lucky that Larkin and Noring weren’t extra badly damage after being hit by the BMW SUV, which she described as a “massive and highly effective weapon”.
Kennedy has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of malicious acts with intent to disable.
She has pleaded responsible to illegal assault.