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18-year-old woman facing murder charge

Alisia Akers, age given as 18, is expected to return to court Wednesday September 13, for preliminary investigations into a murder charge.

The accused was remanded last Wednesday when she appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Sharda Sinanan Bollers at the High Court Building in Kingstown.{{more}}

Akers’ troubles stem from the death of Kemron Alexander, a 16-year-old labourer at Frenches. Alexander, originally from South Rivers on the Windward district of mainland St. Vincent, who died as a result of a stab wound to the left side of the chest at about 11 a.m. last Saturday, August 5.

Lawyer Grant Connell represented the accused.

Station Sergeant Nigel Butcher, acting as Prosecutor at the court, asked for five weeks so that the police could put their file together for the trial.

Connell, however, looked at the matter as “straight forward” and not “very complicated”, and he thought that the matter could be dealt with more speedily.

The defense lawyer outlined that he was scheduled to be away from St. Vincent and the Grenadines for one month from September 8. And that he did not want his “client to have to wait.”

Station Sergeant Butcher pointed out to Connell that he wanted to be “ready to proceed” hence the request.

Acting Magistrate Bollers told Connell that she was not in a position to say whether the matter was “straight forward” or not, and that “certain procedures were to be followed.

She urged Connell to arrange for someone else to be present if he could not handle the matter.