Jerome Butler and Katriona Gilbert
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO high profile murder suspects denied committing murder when they appeared in Supreme Court on Friday.
Katriona Gilbert appeared before Justice Bernard Turner to be formally arraigned on murder and arson charges stemming from the February 23 discovery of a lifeless Ariel Lowe in Miller’s Heights.
Lowe’s partially burned body was found with a “black cord” wrapped around her neck inside the home of Karen Stubbs.
Gilbert, who was also not allowed to enter a plea to the indictable offences when arraigned in Magistrates Court in March, denied the allegations after the charges and particulars were read to her.
Justice Turner informed the 28-year-old that she would receive a trial date at a fixture hearing before him on June 4.
In a separate arraignment 56-year-old Jerome Butler pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the death of his 81-year-old mother Princess Butler.
His mother was found dead in her home at Petersfield Road on February 4 shortly after 8am. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be asphyxia, which resulted in police launching an investigation.
Her son is scheduled to appeared before Justice Indra Charles on June 8 to learn when he will stand trial in connection with her death.