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Prisoner’s charge downgraded to manslaughter

Prisoner’s charge downgraded to manslaughter

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Instead of having to face a jury at the High Court on a charge of murder, Reuben Robinson will now answer to a charge of manslaughter.{{more}}

Robinson was initially charged with the murder of Kemmie Hackshaw, 39. At the close of the Preliminary Inquiry at the Serious Offences Court on Thursday August 8, Inspector Adolphus Delpesche agreed with a written submission put forward by Robinson’s counsel Grant Connell and amended the charge to manslaughter.

Robinson was then committed to stand trial at the next practical sitting of the Criminal Assizes at the High Court.

Robinson, who was on remand, was granted bail in the sum of $25,000 and was ordered to surrender his travel documents.

It is alleged that Robinson, 51, was involved in an altercation with Hackshaw, who was struck in the head with a hammer on January 7, 2013, at Glen.