Sun | May 26, 2019

Family of Shanoya Wray protest, murder accused further remanded

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 1:56 PM

Family and supporters of Shanoya Wray, whose decomposing was found in a house in Mona, St Andrew, protested outside the compound the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this morning calling for justice.

Wray's thanksgiving service was held yesterday.

The two men accused of her murder, Trinidadian school teacher 27-year-old Sanju Maharaj and 19-year-old Jamaican Leonardo Madden, reappeared in court today.

The court was told that some documents in the case, including a post-mortem report, are outstanding.

Madden's attorney, Peter Champagnie, asked the court for a psychological report.

The men were further remanded.

The case was then sent to the committal court for a hearing on October 12.

The police reported that they were called to the premises in Mona after a neighbour, concerned about Maharaj's strange behaviour and a lingering odour, peered through a window and saw the body inside.

The lawmen allegedly found Madden in the home and Wray's body in the bathtub.

There was also evidence that led detectives to believe that a corrosive substance was poured over the body in an attempt to get rid of the remains.

Maharaj is currently before the court on a sexual assault charge with Wray as the complainant.

Both men were subsequently charged in relation to Wray's death.

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