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Mother and daughters charged with murder granted bail

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 3:40 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Fifty-year-old Donna Davis and her two daughters, who are charged with the murder of 48-year-old Cassandra Burke, have each been granted bail in the sum of $300,000 with sureties.

Davis and her daughters 21-year-old Peach Jolly and 18-year-old Kibibi Jolly have been ordered to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on April 28.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey granted them bail this week following a bail application made by attorney-at-law Oswest Senior Smith, who is representing them.

Senior Smith submitted that the deceased was the aggressor and Davis was injured and had to get medical attention.

The allegations are that on February 18 the deceased and the three accused lived in a tenement yard on East Street, Kingston. 

Davis and the deceased were involved in a fight and her children joined in the fight.

During the altercation, a sharp instrument was used to stab the deceased in the neck.

She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.