Court Gives Murder Accused Time to Get Lawyer

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Jamaica Crime News, St James: A Trelawny man who has been accused of the murder of the boyfriend of his girlfriend’s sister, was given time by the St. James Parish Court to finalize his legal representation.

Twenty-four-year-old Rodway Murray of Wakefield, Trelawny, is charged with the murder of 25-year-old Elvis Cunningham of Paradise Norwood in St. James.

During court proceedings before presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small on Tuesday, it came to light that Murray was without an attorney as he failed to honour his obligations with his previous attorney Martyn Thomas. Be that as it may, Thomas indicated to the court that he was willing to accept an assignment through legal aid.

Judge Wong-Small at that point made an order for a legal aid assignment before setting the matter for further mention on April 24. Murray’s bail was extended.

It is alleged that on July 15, 2018, Murray and his girlfriend journeyed to the Paradise Norwood home of his girlfriend’s sister. Whilst there, Cunningham and Murray’s girlfriend got into a heated argument. During the fracas, Cunningham attacked the woman with a knife.

Murray allegedly intervened to defend his girlfriend, and according to him, Cunningham fell on the knife.

Murray turned over himself to the police that same day.

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