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Coudray-Greaves case for Home Circuit Court

Published:Friday | May 17, 2013 | 9:24 AM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has directed that the case of the man charged with the murder of Trinidadian schoolteacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves be sent to the Home Circuit Court for trial.




DPP said she issued the directive based on certain  difficulties being experienced in the case.



The case is being hampered by the absence of the dental records which were used to identify the body.



A nolle prosequi is to be entered into the case on July 15 putting an end to the preliminary enquiry in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court.



A Voluntary Bill of Indictment will be entered so that the case can be transferred to Kingston.



Forty-five-year-old Ivan Taylor, of Whithorn, Westmoreland is charged with the murder of Coudray-Greaves.



Coudray-Greaves, who was a teacher at Cornwall College, Montego Bay, went missing on June 1, 2012.



Her burnt remains were subsequently found on June 11, 2012 in a cane-field in Montego Bay.



The outstanding forensic dental report, which was hampering the start of the case is to be delivered to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court today.

The medical expert, Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, had reportedly refused to hand over the document until he was paid.



However, he assured the court yesterday that the report would be ready for submission and he would personally take the document to court.



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