Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Prison cell murder accused 'took synthetic high Spice'

A prisoner accused of murdering his cellmate with a flat screen TV was suspected to have taken a synthetic high, a court has heard. Jordan Palmer admits killing Terrence Ojuederie, 42, in their cell at HMP Peterborough but denies it was murder. The court heard Mr Palmer, 26, may have taken the synthetic cannabis drug Spice before the attack and his defence said it may have been taken involuntarily. He was swaying when his cellmate was found on the floor, the trial heard.Prison officer Mohammed Abubaker told Peterborough Crown Court Mr Palmer had called him to his cell in the early hours of 9 December 2015, saying he felt sick.He said Mr Ojuederie, who was from Watford, was awake on the bottom bunk and he "seemed fine".