Gosport murder trial: Bus CCTV footage shows accused killer Brendan Rowan-Davies before mum Kelly-Anne Case was 'tortured and murdered'
JURORS have been shown CCTV of an alleged murderer’s movements before and after a young mum was tortured and killed.
Prosecutors played footage seized by police showing Brendan Rowan-Davies travelling around Gosport and twice changing his clothes on the day Kelly-Anne Case, 27, was found dead.
Winchester Crown Court has been told the 29-year-old defendant, of Trinity Close, Gosport, is accused of binding Ms Case’s hands, torturing her and repeatedly slitting her throat and mutilating her body before and after her death on July 30 last year.
Prosecutor William Mousley QC has told jurors Rowan-Davies, who denies murder and arson, murdered Ms Case in a sexually-motivated killing.
On Thursday jury members saw the defendant’s detailed movements. At 12.14am on July 30 he and friend Will Vallender left Rowan-Davies’ home in a taxi.
CCTV at 12.25am shows, the prosecution said, the pair in Cambridge Road as the taxi turns off.
Two men are seen at 6.27am walking in Grange Close towards the cycle path at the end of the street.
Three minutes later two men are seen getting into a taxi where Mr Vallender and Rowan-Davies were seen arriving six hours earlier, Mr Mousley said.
Between 6.37am and 6.41am footage in Salt Meat Lane, Gosport, shows both men outside.
At 6.46am the defendant left his friend’s home. Then at 6.59am he arrives home in Trinity Close. He leaves at 7.23am having changed his clothes.
Then he catches a bus back to Grange Close, where the entrance to Ms Case’s home is, and arrives at 7.43am.
Interior bus CCTV captures him standing in the gangway preparing to leave as the bus slows. At 7.46am he arrives in Grange Close.
Dashcam footage from a vehicle in Grange Close shows that at 8.24am there is no smoke coming from Ms Case’s home.
At 8.26am Rowan-Davies is spotted along Grange Close, walking towards and down the cycle path. He arrives at his mother’s home in Chilworth Grove at 8.33am.
This is the same time a builder calls 999 alerting the fire service, and dashcam footage records black smoke pouring from the building.
At 9.02am CCTV played by the prosecution shows Rowan-Davies leaving his mother’s home, ‘in a different set of clothing having changed his clothing, and appeared to be carrying some things,’ Mr Mousley said.
Rowan-Davies enters an alleyway between 9.06am and 9.18am before retracing his steps into Trinity Close at 9.29am.
Cameras then show him at 9.33am ‘carrying two bags, white and blue, towards the bins then returning 30 seconds later without the bags’ at 9.34am.
At 10.07am he is seen carrying a black bag towards the bins, and returning 20 seconds later.
Jurors previously heard the defendant told a surveyor he had been up for several hours preparing his home for some work to be done.