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Public Relations consultant’s case put back to July 20

Public Relations consultant’s case put back to July 20

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Public Relations consultant and freelance journalist Junior Jarvis will return to court on July 20, 2017, after the Crown indicated that it is not yet ready to proceed with the matter.

Jarvis, 44, is charged that on February 14, 2017, at Arnos Vale, he did with malice aforethought cause Randy Lawrence’s death.

He was also charged that he, by force, compelled Arisha Pompey to go from her home at Arnos Vale to the vicinity of Options Supermarket and that he did assault Pompey, causing actual bodily harm.

Lawrence, a Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines (BOSVG) employee, was shot six times about his body at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, at Arnos Vale and later died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

Yesterday, a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into Lawrence’s death was scheduled to begin. However, senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche told the court that he is not yet ready to proceed in the matter.

Instead, Delpesche asked that the matter be adjourned for a few weeks, so that the investigating officer may properly organize the files to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) office.

The Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne-Matthias, stated that the matter was fairly new and granted the adjournment requested by the Crown, which intends to call between 20 and 30 witnesses to testify at the PI.

Jarvis, a Redemption Sharpes resident and father of five, was also charged that on February 14 at Arnos Vale, with the intent to commit the offence of murder on Josette Smith of Arnos Vale, he did an act which is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence. He is also charged with entering Smith’s house as a trespasser with an offensive weapon, to wit a gun.

Jarvis was the holder of a licensed 9 mm firearm at the time of the incidents. (AS)

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