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Man accused of killing Trinidadian teacher remanded

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaoserver.com

Friday, July 06, 2012 | 3:00 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James - Ivan Taylor the 46 year-old taxi driver who is accused of killing Trinidad born school teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, was remanded in police custody when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrates Court this morning.

Attorney at law Stacy Young had started bail application on behalf of the dreadlocked man but then changed her strategy after Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small, agreed with the prosecution's opposition of bail.

The prosecution told the court they had issues with the man's place of abode as he claimed to live in Westmoreland but worked in Montego Bay as well as his real identity after the police said they found out only lately he also went by the name Ojel Cooper.

Young denied both allegations saying while her client plied the Montego Bay to Cornwall Courts route, he lived in Westmoreland where he was picked up by the police on June 11th.

She also told the court her client had been in custody for 26 days and was only changed on Saturday, June 30th.

Taylor was ordered finger printed and will be brought back to court on July 12 when abduction and murder charges against him will be mentioned again.

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