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Husband denies cocaine comment


Husband denies cocaine comment
Sandy Lane head chef Cheahan Greenidge (left) attempting to hide John Paul McManus (background) from the cameras yesterday. (Picture by Heather-Lynn Evanson.)

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The husband of Emma McManus yesterday declared he was willing to take a test as he denied he told Coroner Graveney Bannister, in a telephone call allegedly made to the magistrate shortly after his wife’s death, that they had been doing “a little cocaine”.

John Paul McManus further denied he telephoned the magistrate several times in an attempt to get his wife’s body released into his custody.

McManus was one of ten witnesses who testified when the Coroner’s Inquest into Emma McManus’ death began in the No. 6 Supreme Court.

The Irishman told the court he walked into their bedroom of their Sandy Lane Estate home to find his wife in bed, propped up against pillows, “like she had been awake and had propped herself up”.

“I looked at her and I was like, ‘Ohmigod!’ and I jumped on the bed and I kind of slapped her in the face initially,!” he said.

McManus said he then ran out the bedroom yelling for his father. (HLE)


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