February 3 for chef accused of murder

January 11, 2016


A St James man accused of the April 25, 2015 shooting death of Granville resident Cornel Murray had his bail extended in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Shou-Wayne Dawes, a trainee chef, is charged with murder. He returns to court on February 3.

The allegations are that on April 21, 2015, Dawes got into a verbal confrontation with Murray, a taxi operator, over taxi fare. During the argument, Dawes boxed Murray in his face and reportedly said, "Remember say you diss me."

It is further alleged that four days later, about 11 p.m., Murray was approximately 10 kilometres away from his house when he saw Dawes approaching him with a firearm. Explosions were heard and Murray was later found suffering from gunshot wounds, following which he was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on April 30.

On Wednesday, the court was told that the post-mortem report was still outstanding from the prosecution's case file, and that it would be ready in three weeks.

Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small subsequently extended Dawes' bail until February 3.

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