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Judge to make ruling in case involving man charged with 74-year-old wife's murder

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 1:19 AM

High court judge, Gloria Smith is to rule today on various submissions made in private in the case involving a man charged for the murder of his 74-year-old wife. 

The judge heard submissions in chambers from the lawyers in the case last week. 

She is expected to rule when the matter resumes in the Home Circuit Court after which it's expected the case will continue before a 12-member jury. 

The deceased, who lived in England for many years, was found at her home in Watt Town, St Ann on October 27, 2007 with her head bashed in and throat slashed.

The Crown is alleging that her husband, Bertram Clarke, plotted with two boys from the Brown's Town High School in St Ann to carry out the murder.  

Clarke is represented by attorney-at-law Oswest Senior Smith. 

Meanwhile, one of the boys is serving time while the other, 22-year-old Arthur Robinson is on trial with the husband. 

He is represented by attorney-at-law Donald Bryan who apologised last week for his sudden departure in December which stalled the case.