Murder accused denied bail

Court Reports

By Racquel Porter

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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A man who eluded the police for several days after allegedly killing his nephew was denied bail when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.

The accused, Kevin Taylor, 40, who is charged with murder, was remanded until September 7, 2018.

When the matter was called up, Taylor's attorney told the court that his client was defending himself.

The court was told that on May 13, Taylor used an ice pick to stab the deceased during a confrontation.

Taylor's attorney argued that the deceased hurled stones at his client and that he had to defend himself.

The court was further told that the deceased fled following the incident and was later accosted on a bus on May 22, 2018.

Prior to remanding Taylor, Parish Judge Vaughn Smith said that based on his prior conduct, he was not minded to grant bail.

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