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Murder Trial Delayed

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE trial of a woman accused of murdering a web shop employee in Long Island may face a delay because she was not represented.

Daphne Knowles, of Cartwright’s, Long Island, is scheduled to stand trial before Justice Bernard Turner on Monday, May 9, concerning the November 2014 accosting and death of Andrea Carroll. She appeared before the judge on Thursday for a status hearing with respect to her dilemma.

Crown prosecutors Cephia Pinder-Moss and Basil Cumberbatch indicated that the Crown is ready to proceed with trial but knew that the accused could not go unrepresented at trial on a capital offence.

Justice Turner proposed to write to the Supreme Court registry to resolve the matter with a possible appointment of counsel.

The accused was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until her scheduled reappearance on Monday.

It is alleged that Knowles intentionally caused the death of Andrea Carroll between November 28 and 29, 2014. Carroll was found lifeless with a head injury and her hands and feet bound.

It is further alleged that Knowles conspired with others for some 58 days to commit robbery and actually robbed Carroll of $68,000, which belonged to Bowe’s Web Games Ltd.

She pleaded not guilty when formally arraigned last May on charges of murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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