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Woman accused of murder to face preliminary enquiry April 17

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:

The case against a St James woman who allegedly stabbed a businessman to death at a nightclub in Montego Bay last September has been set for preliminary examination on April 17.

RenÈe Hibbert, of a Montego Bay address, is charged with murder in connection with the death of Kentley Thomas. Her bail was extended following her appearance in court on Monday.

The allegations are that on September 13, 2014, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Hibbert and Thomas were at a nightclub on Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay when the two got into an argument, which escalated into a fight.

During the brawl, Hibbert reportedly brandished a knife and stabbed Thomas in the chest before fleeing the scene. Thomas was subsequently pronounced dead at hospital. Hibbert was arrested and charged on September 24.

When the case was mentioned before presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie on Monday, the court was told that the prosecution's case file was ready and a preliminary enquiry date could be set.

Subsequently, Tie set the matter to be heard on April 17.