Thursday 22 August, 2019

Accused of killing a deaf man, Greene asks to go High Court fast

HMP Dodds in St. Philip (FILE)

HMP Dodds in St. Philip (FILE)

The man accused of murdering a 43-year-old man with disabilities was remanded to Her Majesty's Prisons Dodds on Tuesday.

Kemar Andre Antone Greene, of Isolation Road, Belleplaine, St Andrew appeared in the No. 2 District "A" Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

The accused was not required to enter a plea in the matter. Greene is charged with murdering Rupert Patrick Stoute on July 6 in the area of Nelson Street, The City. Stoute, who lived at Inch Marlow Christ Church, died after being transported to the QEH; making him this year's 32nd murder victim. Police reported that he died from injuries sustained after being attacked by a group of men.

Stoute was a member of the deaf community in Barbados.

Standing in the dock, Greene requested to have the matter "tried straight to the High Court".

In response, the magistrate said he would have to receive the file related to the matter before the issue of fast-tracking could be considered.

Greene will return to court on August 6.

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