Accused murderer offered bail
A St James man who allegedly stabbed and killed his girlfriend in 2017 was offered bail when he appeared in the St James Parish Court recently.
Billy Myrie, 39, a fisherman of a Rose Heights address, is charged with murder in relation to the death of 26-year-old Shadell Campbell.
The allegations are that on December 26, 2017, Campbell was in downtown Montego Bay when Myrie approached her from behind and stabbed her with a knife.
Campbell was taken to hospital, where she later died, and Myrie was subsequently arrested on January 18.
It is further alleged that jealousy was the motive for the attack as Myrie and Campbell had been in a relationship for some time.
Presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small expressed concern about Myrie's exact address as he was stated to have residences in Rose Heights and Mt Salem in St James and also in Hopewell, Hanover.
But he was eventually offered bail in the sum of J$400,000, with three sureties, on condition that he report to the Mt Salem police three times weekly and stay away from the Rose Heights area.
He was also warned not to have any contact with the witnesses in the case.
The court was also told that the post-mortem report was outstanding from the prosecution's case file.
The case will be mentioned on May 24.