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Hearing For Woman Accused Of Killing

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN awaiting trial in the death of a female friend appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Katriona Gilbert appeared before Justice Bernard Turner for a status hearing in her case concerning murder and arson charges stemming from the February 23 discovery of the body of Ariel Lowe of Miller’s Heights.

According to initial reports, Lowe’s partially burned body was found with a “black cord” wrapped around her neck inside the home of Karen Stubbs.

Gilbert, who was not allowed to enter a plea to the indictable offences when arraigned in Magistrate’s Court in March, was formally arraigned before Justice Turner two months later when she pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

She was scheduled to stand trial in June 2016, however the case did not commence and was further adjourned for a status hearing.

In yesterday’s proceedings, Crown prosecutor Kendra Kelly requested a further adjournment to October 6 as the Office of the Attorney General was still in ongoing discussions with the defence counsel Tonique Lewis.

The request was granted.

Gilbert remains in custody at the Department of Correctional Services until then.

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