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No bail for man accused of killing girlfriend
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man accused of killing his girlfriend and hiding her body under banana leaves in his yard, had his bail conditions altered in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Neville Thompson from Cambridge charged with the May 2 murder of Simone Grossett, will report at the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny, after having previously reported to the Mount Salem Police Station in Montego Bay. He is to return to court on September 10.

Allegations are that Thompson and Grossett were at the accused man's home in Cambridge, when they got into a dispute. Sometime afterward, Thompson went to the police station and filed a missing persons report for Grossett.

Bail conditions

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

Thompson's attorney Martyn Thomas, asked presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie to adjust his client's bail conditions, as he changed his address.

"He (Thompson) wishes to have his bail conditions varied, as he has moved to Trelawny," Thomas explained.

The court was told the prosecution's case-file was not ready, as the post-mortem report and the forensic certificate were outstanding.

"He is to report to the Falmouth Police Station, same days and times as prior, and all other conditions remain the same," said RM Tie, referencing Thompson's previous conditions of reporting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and to have no contact with witnesses in the case.

"Sir, you are to return here on September 10. Your bail is extended," the magistrate addressed Thompson.

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