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Lawyer removes herself as counsel for murder accused

Lawyer removes herself as counsel for murder accused

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Veron Primus, who has been charged with the murder of a real estate agent, was yesterday informed that his lawyer Michaela Ambrose had removed herself as his counsel.

During a sitting of the Serious Offences Court, Ambrose informed Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias that she and her client have differences with regard to the management of his case. She also said she has not been sufficiently briefed.{{more}}

Primus has, as a result, been given time to retain counsel or represent himself.

The prisoner took the opportunity to complain to Browne-Matthias about what he described as the inhumane treatment he claims to have been receiving while imprisoned.

He said he has been wearing the same clothes since Monday and has not been allowed to shower since Tuesday.

Primus claims that an officer placed him in solitary confinement for reasons he does not know and since then he has been in his cell for 24 hours and forced to defecate into a bucket.

The murder accused further told the court that there are no sinks with running water in his cell and the prison officer breached his right to one hour of recreation by himself.

Senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche said he received information that Primus’ complaints are known to the superintendent of prisons.

The chief magistrate assured Primus that she would look into the matter, as his hygiene is very important.

The Vermont resident is charged with the murder of Sharleen Greaves, who was found stabbed to death at her Bijou Real Estate office in Arnos Vale on November 13, 2015.

Greaves’ Suzuki Escudo was found abandoned in the Wilson Hill area and reports are that a search at Primus’ home on Tuesday, April 19, turned up a motor vehicle key, which opened the doors of Greaves’ jeep and turned over the ignition.

He was also charged with one count of kidnapping, two counts of rape and two counts of buggery, allegedly committed between January 1 and April 15 this year in Vermont.

While investigating the kidnapping of Vermont resident Mewanah Hadaway, police are said to have unearthed evidence linking Primus to Greaves’ murder.

Primus will reappear before the court on November 10, 2016. (AS)

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