Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer
The case of murdered Trinidadian teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves took an unexpected turn today when it was revealed in court that the prime suspect had been interrogated by police with his lawyer absent.
This morning, Stacey-Ann Young, the lawyer representing 45-year-old Ivan Taylor revealed that her client had been removed from his cell and questioned by police on two separate dates without her knowledge.
Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small then instructed that the policeman responsible for the interrogation be identified.
Under the law, a defendant has the right to have legal counsel present during police interrogations.
Meanwhile, bail for Taylor was also lowered from $300,000 to $200,000.
The case is scheduled to be heard again before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on December 4.
It is expected that DNA results, telephone records and dental records will be ready by that date.
The prosecution says the post-mortem and forensic reports are already on file.
Michelle Coudray-Greaves went missing on June 1, two days after returning to Jamaica from vacation in Trinidad.
Her burnt remains were found in a cane field near Montego Bay on June 11.
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