Alleged killer held in mango tree

January 20, 2016


A man accused of murdering another was held by the police while hiding in the foliage of a mango tree. This was revealed when Jason Carter of Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. Carter, 25, who is charged with murder, was ordered remanded by the court.

Allegations are that on April 5 last year, the accused man was in a dispute with the now-deceased Shevon Smith. During the dispute, the court heard that a knife was used to stab Smith in the neck. Smith was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital, where he died.

Carter fled the scene and was on the run for a while. The court heard that police personnel, acting on information, sought Carter and found him hiding in the tree. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

In court, Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe-Reece remanded Carter after it was revealed that a post-mortem report was outstanding. He is to return to court on February 8, at which point a bail application is expected to be made.

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