Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: Edward Crooks, the man who is charged with the stabbing murder of his brother at his home in the community of Haddington in Hanover on January 4, was remanded into custody when he appeared in the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday.
Edward Crooks whose last appearance in the Hanover Parish Court was on Tuesday, June 26, is now awaiting a Preliminary hearing. The accused who confessed to the murder of his brother was remanded into custody until August 24.
Investigators further stated that, several documents which are being prepared to be sent to the Higher Court was not completed. These documents are to assist the presiding Judge to transfer the case to the Circuit Court.
Edward Crooks who hails from Kingston was living in Haddington District in the Hopewell area of Hanover at the time of the incident when he reportedly stabbed his 49-year-old brother Robert Winston Crooks to death.
The Sandy Bay police reported that on Thursday, January 4, about 10:30 p.m. Edward alerted them that he came home to a house which they shared in Haddington 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 informed them that he overheard her in an argument with the deceased that morning.
The police acted swiftly and picked up the female. Following several hours of interrogation, they picked up a series of clues which implicated Edward and he was subsequently charged with murder.