A 31-year-old fisherman of Cherry Hill in St. George, has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison after pleading guilty to the charge of Non-capital murder.
Kevon Bascombe was taken into custody by police in connection with the death of 45-year-old Judith Joseph of Grand Anse, in a stabbing incident that occurred in the Town of St. George last week Tuesday.
Bascombe who faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment appeared unrepresented last week Friday before Chief Magistrate, Her Honor Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to the Non-capital murder charge.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Joseph met her unfortunate death after receiving a stab in her back with a knife, during an altercation that occurred between her male companion and the accused in an area behind the Fish Market on Melville Street in St. George’s.
According to an eyewitness, the two men, described as good friends were engaged in a physical altercation when the deceased walked up to the accused and said something to him.
Moments later, he delivered the fatal wound to Joseph.
Bascombe informed the court that he will be handling the murder charge on his own, but was advised by the Chief Magistrate to seek legal counsel.
He is scheduled to re-appear at the St. George’s No.2 Magistrate’s Court for mention on August 25 before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau as the Chief Magistrate Gill will be absent on that day.
Magistrate Gill also issued summons for the prosecution’s witnesses to appear before her when the Preliminary Inquiry into the charge commence on September 12.