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Man on murder charge allegedly bites off inmate's ear

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 2:21 PM

A man who is in police custody for the murder of his common-law wife has allegedly bitten off the ear of another inmate at the Spanish Town lock-up in St Catherine.

When Morris appeared in court on today, he pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The clerk of court Nicole Kellier told the court that the police have asked for Morris to be transferred to another lock-up as he has been very disruptive at the Spanish Town lock-up. 

However, Morris disagreed and told the court that his personal belongings have been destroyed and he has been repeatedly beaten by cell mates at the Spanish town lock-up.

It's alleged that on December 7 last year, Morris used a machete to chop his common-law wife Hermalyn Bell at her house in Point Hill, St Catherine.

She later died from her injuries.

Morris is to reappear in court on March 14 to answer charges of murder and assault occasioning bodily harm.