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Fatal knife attack on young Dover DJ Michael Kerr 'lasted minutes, not seconds', pathologist tells trial of Alicia Davis and Charlotte Coulson

11 December 2013
by KentOnline reporter

Michael Kerr was found dead in Capel-le-Ferne

Michael Kerr was found dead in Capel-le-Ferne

A Dover DJ was stabbed to death by two women as one of them sat next to him in his car and the other attacked him from the rear seats, the Old Bailey has heard.

Alicia Davis and Charlotte Coulson, both 22, stabbed 30-year-old Michael Kerr in the chest and slashed his throat before dumping his body next to his car in a remote lane in Capel-Le-Ferne, the court heard.

They claim he tried to sexually assault Davis after she earlier had sex with him for £20 to buy drink.

Mr Kerr's parents Pat and Jim were in court to hear pathologist Dr Ben Swift outline the horrific catalogue of injuries their son had suffered.

One gaping wound to his throat was so severe it had damaged the spine muscles at the back of the neck.

Dr Swift said: "I would suggest that the assault lasted minutes rather than seconds."

He agreed with the possibility of a prosecution scenario in which Mr Kerr was stabbed by both women as Davis sat next to him in his gold Renault Clio and Coulson attacked him from the rear seats.

Abrasions to Mr Kerr's forehead may have been caused by the fingernails of one of the women, he added.

The body of Michael Kerr was found in a car in Satmar Lane, Capel-le-Ferne

The body of Michael Kerr was found in a car in Satmar Lane, Capel-le-Ferne

Davis and Coulson had been living together in Clarendon Street, Dover, and Coulson described Mr Kerr as "a good mate".

They went out with Mr Kerr in his car after Davis had sex with him in the early hours of April 10 last year.

Mr Kerr, a former Harbour School pupil, was born with a chromosomal condition - fragile X syndrome - which meant he had learning difficulties, spoke with a stammer and had a limp, the court heard.

Forensic officers in Satmar Lane, where Michael Kerr was found dead

Forensic officers in Satmar Lane, where Michael Kerr was found dead

He lived with his grandparents at King's Ropewalk, Aycliffe, Dover. Davis, of Milner Crescent, Aylesham, and Coulson, of Clarendon Street, Dover, both deny murder.

The trial continues. 


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