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Accused stand trial on Monday in Roger Pratt murder case

Good evening, my name is Margaret Pratt and I'm doing this blog from my flat in London.

I'm talking to you because I'm off to St Lucia in the morning for the trial of those accused of murdering my husband Roger Pratt, who died just off our boat in Vieux Fort, St Lucia, in January 2014, almost six years ago to the day.

So, my bags are packed and I'm ready to go, and this is just a last little final update before I head off in the morning.

What's to report? The trial appears to be on track. It's going to start on Monday 20th [January]. That's when the jury will be empanelled.

I'm expecting to give my evidence the following day, Tuesday the 21st. And from then on I'll be able, I understand, to observe proceedings, which will be good.

I won't say I'm looking forward to it, I can see it is going to be the most amazingly stressful thing I've probably ever done. But hey, I'm going to sit there and I'm going to fix the accused with a bea…

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