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Lawyers In Murder Trial Given Time To Conclude Discussions

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

LAWYERS in the case of a man accused of murder have been given more time to conclude ongoing discussions ahead of a trial scheduled for November.

In a status hearing before Justice Ian Winder yesterday, Darnell Dorsett – from the Office of the Attorney General – said that certain discussions between the parties had yet to be completed regarding Jamal Sergeant, who is accused of the murder of 24-year-old Nyoshi Adderley.

Sergeant had pleaded not guilty to the allegation when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court last December.

His lawyer, Christina Galanos, told the judge: “We’ve reached a preliminary position” but added that she was seeking to have the same in writing.

She requested time to reach a conclusion on the ongoing discussions.

Justice Winder gave them a week and adjourned the matter to August 25 at 9.30am.

Sergeant is alleged to have killed Adderley between Saturday, February 22, 2014 and Saturday March 8, 2014.

Adderley was last seen on February 22, 2014. He was reported missing on March 1 last year. Her body was later found in a shallow grave off Cowpen Road.

Police said the body, which was in an advanced stage of decomposition, was found more than 1,200 feet from an abandoned house just off the main road. 

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