Murder accused has bail extended
A Linstead resident who allegedly stabbed a man to death following an altercation, got a bail extension when he appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Monday.
He is Kenrick Patterson labourer of Linstead St Catherine. Patterson is charged with the death of Christopher Marlon Hunter also of Linstead.
When Patterson appeared before parish judge Monique Harrison, his bail was extended until April 18, when the matter will again be mentioned.
Dispute over money
Allegations are that about 9:40 p.m. on September 30, 2016, Patterson and Hunter had a dispute over money.
It is said that Patterson was given an advance on a job both were doing. He was attacked by Hunter who chopped him twice.
Patterson reportedly retaliated with a machete and chopped Hunter under his neck.
Hunter later died and Patterson was treated at hospital for injuries received.
An investigation was conducted by the Linstead police and Patterson was charged with murder.
He is being represented by attorney Courtney Rowe.