Sun | Oct 22, 2017

October 9 committal hearing for Shineka Gray murder case

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas
Shineka Gray

WESTERN BUREAU:

Mario Morrison and Gregory Roberts, the men charged with the murder of 15-year-old Shineka Gray earlier this year, will return to the St James Parish Court on October 9 when their case will be heard for committal to the Circuit Court.

The committal hearing, which was expected to take place on Tuesday, was rescheduled by presiding parish judge Sandria Wong-Small after attorney-at-law Martyn Thomas, who is representing Roberts, requested more time to review a number of documents that he had recently received.

"Your honour, could we have one further hearing date? I did not have a chance to look at a second set of documents that were served on me concerning text messages related to the case," said Thomas.

Morrison and Roberts were taken back into police custody to await the hearing, when it will be decided whether the case against the two men will be transferred to the next sitting of the St James Circuit Court, which is scheduled to begin in January.

Shineka Gray, who was a Grade 10 student at the Green Pond High School in St James, was found dead in bushes in the Irwin community on February 1, three days after she had gone missing while returning from the funeral of a schoolmate. Her body had multiple stab wounds.