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UTech student murder hearing put off

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

The committal hearing for Rahjif Morgan, the man charged with the January 5 murder of University of Technology (UTech) student Demar Stennett, has been rescheduled to May 30 following his latest appearance in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Morgan, of a Porto Bello address in St James, had previously been scheduled to undergo his committal hearing for his case to be transferred to the St James Circuit Court. However, the absence of Judge Kacia Grant, who was to have overseen the hearing, resulted in the case’s rescheduling.

Despite that setback, presiding Judge Sandria Wong-Small was assured that the prosecution had agreed with Morgan’s lawyer, Henry McCurdy,regarding the new date of May 30.

Demar Stennett was stabbed to death at Merriam Way, near Westgate Hills in Montego Bay, on January 5. His murder was the first one recorded in St James for 2019.

- C.T.