Crown concludes case in Windsor murder trial
Dia Hanan walks into a courthouse in Windsor on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Michelle Maluske / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR -- The Crown has concluded its case against Dia Eddin Hanan.
The 36-year-old pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and attempted murder.
On Dec. 23, 2015, Alekesji Guzhavin was shot to death in the backyard of 187 Oak Ave.
The final witness to testify was Windsor police detective Ed Novak.
He was responsible for organizing a key witness testimony from the other man shot on Dec. 23, Gregory Henriquez.
Novak testified Henriquez threatened his coming to testify was ‘conditional’ on getting what he wanted, including his cellphone back, airfare to Windsor and a promise the outstanding criminal charges in Canada would be stayed against him.
Novak insists he told Henriquez his phone was evidence and couldn't be returned until the trial was over.
Defence lawyer Christopher Uwagboe questioned why Novak never made a note of that conversation, accusing Novak of "leading" Henriquez on, just to get the testimony.
Henriquez did in fact testify from Florida and repeatedly questioned why he still can't get his phone back.
The defence will start its case Tuesday morning.