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Dartford Kevin McKinley murder trial: Jurors continue considering verdict
JURORS in the murder trial of Kevin McKinley who was shot dead in a Dartford street have resumed to consider their verdict this morning.
Father-of-three Mr McKinley was killed with a shotgun in the street by Michaela Sargeant after visiting the home she shares with her partner Lewis Wickenden, 25, in Overy Street on February 12.
The 32-year-old, of Louvain Road in Stone, went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries on the same night.
Marley Booth, a mutual friend of Wickenden and Mr McKinley, drove McKinley to Overy Street where he got out of the car.
Giving evidence during the trial, Mr Booth - who stayed in the car with Mr McKinley’s five-year-old son – said he heard “a loud bang” and “knew it was Kev straight away” when he drove round to the house.
The court also heard evidence from 26-year-old Sargeant, who described how her “body shook from head to toe” after she fired the gun at McKinley.
Sargeant denies murder and manslaughter while her partner denies assisting an offender by removing the 12-ball-calibre shotgun from the scene and possessing a weapon with intent to cause fear of violence.
The jury went out at 3.05pm on Friday afternoon following a two week trial at Maidstone Crown Court.