Accused in murder of JC student to seek bail

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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QUACIE Hart, the alleged killer of 14-year-old Jamaica College student Nicholas Francis who was stabbed during a robbery in October 2016, will be seeking bail in the Supreme Court on October 30.

The bail application was scheduled when Hart appeared in the Committal Court at the Supreme Court yesterday. A November 6 date was also fixed for mention for the accused to get a legal aid attorney to represent him on the murder charge during his trial.

Hart, who was wanted by the police in connection with the student's death, was charged after he surrendered to the police on October 29, 2016, three days after Nicholas's death, which had sparked public outcry.

According to police reports, on October 26, about 4:20 pm, Nicholas was a passenger on a bus travelling along Old Hope Road in St Andrew when a man tried to rob him of his cell phone.

Nicholas reportedly resisted and was stabbed in the left side of his chest. He was taken to hospital where he died while being treated.

In the meantime, Hart is also before the court on a charge of having sex with a person under 16. He was charged for that offence in November 2016.

Allegations are that between June to October 2015 Hart was involved in a relationship with a minor, who was also impregnated by him.

— Tanesha Mundle




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