Suspect Accused Of Killing His Mother


Tribune Staff Reporter


A JURY was empanelled yesterday in the Supreme Court for the trial of a man accused of murdering his mother.

However, the trial of 57-year-old Jerome Butler before Justice Indra Charles will not begin until tomorrow, Wednesday January 18, as the case was adjourned.

Butler is accused of intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of 81-year-old Princess Butler.

The victim was found dead in her home at Petersfield Road in Highbury Park shortly after 8am on February 4, 2015.

An autopsy revealed that she died of asphyxia, which resulted in police launching an investigation.

Her son, Jerome, was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court 12 days later in connection with the death.

He pleaded not guilty to murder when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court three months later.

Butler has retained attorney Ian Cargill to defend him against the allegation.

Uel Johnson and Halicia Delancy are prosecuting the case for the Crown.

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