A resident of Victoria, St. Mark’s who has been accused of sexually molesting a young female is now facing a charge of non-capital murder.
Ronald “Jah Man” Morris was taken into custody after allegedly inflicting two fatal stab wounds into the back of 27-year old Darron Phillip of Queen Street, Victoria, St. Mark’s.
The stabbing incident took place last Saturday near an abandoned house in the vicinity of the Alston George Playing Field in Victoria.
A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Phillip was sitting on the verandah of the house when Morris allegedly ambushed him.
There are reports that prior to the fatal incident, Morris was spotted monitoring Phillip while he was on the verandah.
The source who does not wish to be identified said that an accusation was leveled at Morris about sexually molesting a young lady who is the daughter of his common-law wife.
It is alleged that Morris had been complaining that Phillip was disrespecting his (Morris) daughter in his presence and that he was annoyed over this type of behaviour.
However, on the day of the incident this newspaper was told that there was no known misunderstanding between the two men and villagers were shocked at the fatal incident.
The source said that the accused reportedly came from the back and stabbed the victim resulting in his death.
Clad in a white long-sleeved shirt and black pants, Morris appeared before Magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court in St. John’s on Tuesday where the charge was read to him.
Defense lawyer, Peter David was present in court to represent his client but did not ask for bail.
Magistrate St. Louis remanded the murder accused to the Richmond Hill Prison until July 28th.
The Preliminary Inquiry into the murder charge is expected to start on September 29th at the Victoria Magistrate’s Court.