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Man Charged With Stabbing Murder

BY DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - William Leslie Forbes was charged with murder in Eight Mile Rock Magistrate's Court on Thursday

Forbes, 36, is accused of the stabbing death of 31-year-old Natacha Mondelus of Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock.

A large, hostile crowd gathered in Jones Town around 9.30am as the accused was escorted into court by a heavy police guard for his arraignment.

A barricade was erected and armed police officers were on hand to keep the peace.

Relatives of the victim, who were seated inside the courtroom, became very emotional and left before Forbes's arraignment.

Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude read the charge to Forbes, who was not required to enter a plea. He was not represented by an attorney.

Magistrate Claude adjourned the matter to April 26, 2012 for a preliminary inquiry. Forbes was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill.

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