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Magistrate orders that Lowmans Leeward man stands trial for murder

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Lowmans Leeward resident Ian Gould will face a judge and jury in the High Court for the murder of Owen “Big Ras” Pompey.{{more}}

Yesterday, at the Serious Offences Court, chief magistrate Sonya Young found that the prosecution provided sufficient evidence at the Preliminary Inquiry for him to be committed to stand trial in the High Court at its next practical sitting.

Gould was without legal representation in the matter and conducted his own defence.

He is accused of murdering Pompey, on August 12, 2013, at the Morne Ronde, by stabbing him in his neck with a knife.

Pompey’s dead body was discovered by a small search party from Troumaca on August 14, after calls to his cellular phone went unanswered on August 12 and 13.

During the search, the party met a man from Lowmans Leeward in the area where Pompey used to be. The man then took them to where Pompey’s body was in a shallow grave.

Senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche led the prosecution’s case and chief magistrate Sonya Young presided.

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