26 years old Desmond Fletcher, of St. Mark has been charged in connection with the murder two weeks ago of his alleged female companion Alison Edwards.
Fletcher made his first appearance at the Victoria Magistrate Court last week Thursday and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill prison.
Sitting Magistrate Jerry Seales set May 16 as the date for the start of preliminary inquiry into the charge against the accused who appeared in court without legal representation.
However, the charge against Fletcher is due for mention on May 14 at the Gouyave Magistrate Court of Seales, two days prior to the start of the preliminary inquiry.
The body of 49-year old Alison Edwards was discovered five days after being reported missing by the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).
It was found in a shallow grave between two bamboo stools covered with bamboo leaves in an area in Victoria known as the “Philippines”, at the Bocage Estate by a search party organised by members of the Victoria Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
The partially decomposed body was found lying on the stomach by a young man from the area who joined the search party of the Church Group that included relatives of the deceased.
Edwards was described as being a people’s friendly person with a history of mental illness. The accused is also believed to be mentally ill.
A police official told THE NEW TODAY that the accused was regarded as a person of interest from the time the woman was reported missing.
He said the lawmen had picked up information in the area from a resident that the accused had told them that he had done something bad to the deceased.
He spoke of the accused not willing to co-operate with the police investigators when he was initially picked up for questioning.
He said the lawmen were always confident that they had their man in custody for the death of Edwards.