Kirk Mundy approaching court on Tuesday. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
Kirk Mundy approaching court on Tuesday. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

TUESDAY, FEB. 7: Kirk Mundy today told a jury he wrote a series of reggae songs found in Derek Spalding’s home during a search.

Mundy was also quizzed about his involvement in the 1996 murder of Rebecca Middleton.

Mundy, dressed in prison clothing, said the songs were a reflection of his life growing up in Jamaica and Bermuda.

He said he moved to Bermuda in 1980.

Mundy said: “It’s my outlook on life.

‘The life I grew up in, Jamaica mostly.”

The songs were written in Jamaican slang knows as Patois.

They include ‘War you want’, ‘Brand New Glock’ and ‘Bulletproof Vest’.

Earlier in the case, the Crown alleged Mr Spalding wrote the songs.

His lawyer, Mark Pettingill questioned Mundy on the songs.

“In your version, there’s talk about depicting somebody in a bullet proof vest.

“Is that something that was dictated to you by Mr Spalding?”

Mundy said: “Not at all.”

Mr Pettingill then attempted to read out the lyrics, prompting Mundy to deejay them himself, “Nuff boy ah flex with stress on them chest”.

He said the songs were written about being in Sav-la-Mar in West Moreland, Jamaica.

Mr Pettingill then asked: “Does any of this relate to any reality that was shared to you by Mr Spalding?”

Mundy again said “no”.

Asked if he knew murder victim Shaki Crockwell, Mundy said he did, from time spent in prison.

Mr Pettingill asked if any of the lyrics related to Mr Crockwell’s death and Mundy said “no”.

During cross-examination, Crown counsel Carrington Mahoney quizzed Mundy over the lyrics.

“What was the murder you was in Westgate for?” he asked.

Mundy replied: “I was never there for murder.”

“In another song, you write about killing and getting away with it.

“You remember that?”

Mundy said “no”.

He told the court he wrote the lyrics starting in 1996 when he was locked up in maximum security, where he met Mr Spalding.

Mundy told the court he typed them up when he moved to general population and handed them out to inmates.

Mr Mahoney then said: “Just for clarity, in your song, there’s reference about sending people underground and getting away with it.

“Do you remember Rebecca Middleton?”

Mundy said “yes”.

“You remember in that case, was you and Justis Smith picked her up?”

Mundy said “yes” and admitted Mr Smith was a passenger on his bike along with Ms Middleton.

Mr Mahoney said: “What you told the prosecution that you had consensual sex with her and after you left, it was Justis Smith had forced sex with her and killed her.

“Isn’t that what you said to the prosecution in order to cut a deal with you to give evidence against Justis?”

Mundy said: “No comment.”

The prosecutor continued: “And after the deal was cut and gave evidence against Justis Smith and the DNA came back, it showed you were the one who had sex with her.”

Again Mundy said “no comment”.

Mr Mahoney then said: “You understand the system.

“You know how to play the system and as somebody who committed a murder, you’re just here lying to help out your friend who’s here on a murder charge.”

Mundy said: “That man ain’t got a single ounce of rhythm in him for me to lie about lyrics.”

Mr Mahoney continued: “Don’t you find it a bit strange that Bulletproof Vest seems to be dead on point with Shaki's murder?”

Mundy said “no”.

He also told the court he only had contact with the defendant while he was in prison and didn’t speak to him when Mr Spalding was released in 2007 until last August when he was charged.

Mr Spalding denies premeditated murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offense.