April 8 for prelim in murder case

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February 23, 2016

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man accused of killing his girlfriend and hiding her body under banana leaves in his yard will undergo preliminary examination in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on April 8.

Neville Thompson, who is charged with the May 2, 2014 murder of Simone Grossett, was given the new court date and had his bail extended when he appeared in court on Friday.

The court was informed that the prosecution's case file was completed and ready for the preliminary enquiry as an outstanding document had been handed in.

Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small subsequently set the matter to be heard on April 8.

The allegations are that Thompson and Grossett were at the accused man's home in Cambridge when they got into a dispute. Sometime afterwards Thompson went to the police station and filed a missing person report for Grossett.

However, the police acted on information and went to Thompson's house where a search of the premises revealed Grossett's body, with stab wounds, hidden under banana leaves near a fowl coop. Thompson was arrested and charged.

- C.T.

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