Bail extended for schoolgirl on murder rap

Friday, August 16, 2013

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- A 17-year-old high school student who is facing a charge of murder in relation to the stabbing death of her sister in June had her bail extended when she appeared in the Children's Court in Mandeville yesterday.

She is to return to court on October 17.


Allegations are that the accused and her sister Kadine Nembhard,19, had a dispute at their home in the community of Somerset during which Nembhard was stabbed with a knife. She succumbed to her injuries in hospital.


The disagreement reportedly stemmed from the older sister using a handkerchief belonging to the accused to clean an item of furniture.


Yesterday, Velma Hilton, the attorney representing the accused, told the court that the incident was "a classic case of self-defence."


The accused is on $300,000 bail.


-- Alicia Sutherland


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