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Portland man accused of fatally chopping farmer offered bail

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:44 PMGareth Davis Snr

A Portland man, who is accused of fatally chopping a farmer to death, was offered bail in court yesterday.

Philbert Salmon, of a Muriton Pen address in Manchioneal, was offered $250,000 bail in the Portland Parish Court.

Salmon is charged with the murder of 32-year-old farmer, Derron Currie.

Currie’s body was discovered at Long Road earlier this month in bushes, lying in blood, with chop wounds all over.

The deceased reportedly left his home on the morning in question to visit his farm, which was some distance away.

Salmon, who is believed to be a relative, was picked up two days later by the police and charged with his murder. 

He is booked to reappear in court on February 2 next year.