Murder accused’s fingerprints ‘found in bedroom’

Lee Duncan. Picture: Comp
Lee Duncan. Picture: Comp
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FINGERPRINTS belonging to a murder accused were recovered in the bedroom where the victim’s body was found, a court has heard.

Forensic experts identified prints matching Gary Parker taken from a plastic box containing a PlayStation.

The box was inside the room where the body of Lee Duncan, 31, was found dead on February 24, 2011.

Parker is on trial accused of murdering Mr Duncan – his friend and neighbour – in Lauriston Place, Tollcross.

Fingerprint expert Peter Sibbald, from the Scottish Police Authority, was giving evidence at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday.

Mr Sibbald told the jury that finger and palm prints from Parker, 45, were found inside the clear plastic box.

He added that the tests were unable to show how long the prints had been there. Fingerprints from a number of other people were also recovered.

Parker denies murdering Mr Duncan by repeatedly hitting him with a claw hammer and compressing his neck with a belt or cable. Parker has lodged papers blaming two other men. The trial continues.