Man in court for wife's murder ... Case drags on 10 years later

March 24, 2017

A St Catherine man who is accused of murdering his wife 10 years ago is yet to stand trial. Velma Duhaney's headless body was found in bushes in Waugh Hill, Sligoville, St Catherine, on March 20, 2007.

Richard Duhaney should have faced the court on Monday for the murder of his wife. Had the trial commenced, the matter could have commenced on the 10th anniversary of the school teacher's death.

However, when the matter was called up in the St Catherine Circuit Court, Justice Carolyn Tye ordered a postponement.

The court was told that Duhaney's attorney, Valrie Neita-Robertson, was actively involved in another trial in the Home Circuit Court and was unavailable. As a result, Duhaney's bail was extended until November 6, when he is to reappear.

An investigation was launched by the St Catherine North police, which resulted in Duhaney been charged with murder. He has made numerous court appearances of which the last four have been priority dates.

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