Jamaica News: The case against Edward Crooks, the man accused of stabbing his own brother to death at his home in the community of Harrington in Hanover on January 4th, is now being prepared to be transferred to Circuit Court.
Edward Crooks, whose last appearance in the Hanover Parish Court was on May 11th, will reappear in Court next Tuesday June 26th, for a Preliminary hearing. Investigators stated that during that time documents which are being prepared to be sent to the Higher Court should be presented, this they say, in order for the presiding Judge to transfer the case to the Circuit Court.
Reports are that, the accused Edward Crooks who hails from Kingston was living in Haddington District in the Hopewell area of Hanover at the same house at the time of the incident, when he reportedly stabbed his, 49 years old brother, Robert Winston Crooks, to death.
The Sandy Bay police reported that on Thursday January 4th about 10:30pm Edward alerted them that he came home to a house which they shared in Harrington District and discovered his brother Robert in a pool of blood on the floor of the house.
The police went to the scene and investigations revealed that Robert died from multiple stab wounds to his upper body. The accused brother pointed the police in the directions of his brother’s girlfriend and informing them that he overheard her in an argument with the deceased that morning.
The police acted swiftly and picked up the female and following several hours of interrogation they picked up a series of clues which implicated Edward and he was subsequently charged with murder.
By: News Reporter