Thursday, 14 November 2019

Smithfield: A fifteen (15) year- old suspect appeared in the Smithfield Magistrate`s Court today for a formal bail application following the murder of his aunt on Monday, the 11 November 2019, after the two had an altercation.

Bail was denied and the case was postponed to the 21 November 2019. Suspect is remanded in custody. It is alleged that the two had a quarrel over family matters before the deceased was assaulted and found by EMS along the road.

She is suspected to have collapsed on her way to work. She died later in hospital. Further investigations led to the arrest of the 15 year old niece at home. He was then removed from the family to the care of Department of Social Development.

The name of the suspect or the deceased cannot be disclosed due to the suspect`s age and relation with the deceased.