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Man charged in girlfriend's murder remanded for legal aid assignment

Published:Saturday | November 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man who reportedly stabbed his common-law wife to death last month was remanded in police custody when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday, in order for him to be assigned a legal aid attorney.

David McPherson, of a Montego Bay address, is charged in connection with the murder of Natoya Slowly. He was remanded until November 20, when the case against him will be mentioned.

It is alleged that on October 14, McPherson and Slowly were in the vicinity of the People's Arcade in Montego Bay when an argument ensued. It is alleged that McPherson used a knife to stab Slowly several times all over her body.

Slowly was subsequently pronounced dead at hospital.

In court on Monday, it was disclosed that McPherson had not yet obtained the services of a lawyer to represent him, nor had a lawyer been appointed on his behalf. The court was also told that the prosecution's case file was incomplete, as the post-mortem report was outstanding.

Resident Magistrate Carolyn Tie subsequently set the case for mention for November 20, and remanded McPherson in custody until a lawyer is assigned to represent him.