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Woman charged with fish-bone murder for court December 8

Published:Saturday | May 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James woman who reportedly stabbed a man to death with a fish bone in 2012 had her case set for trial on December 8, when she appeared in the St James Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Thirty-three-year-old Cassandra Noble, a vendor of a Mount Salem address in Montego Bay, is charged with the murder of Rashawn Rose of Barrett Town, also in St James. Noble had her bail extended following her court appearance.

It is alleged that on the night of December 22, 2012, Noble was at her stall, located at the Old Shoe Market on St James Street, when she sold a boiled egg to Rose.

During the transaction, a dispute arose between the two, and Noble reportedly stabbed Rose with a fish bone. Rose was later pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

On Wednesday, prosecutor Joel Brown informed presiding High Court Justice Courtney Daye that Noble's attorney, H. Charles Johnson, had been served documentation from the prosecution for the case to be tried.

"Counsel (Johnson) got a copy of the deposition, and we have agreed on December 8 for trial," said Brown.

"The matter is set for trial on December 8, and her bail is extended," Justice Daye replied, before Noble was allowed to leave the courtroom.