The son of a prominent religious leader who is accused of using his bare hands to strangle a fellow inmate at the Mt. Gay Psychiatric Hospital in June has retained female attorney-at-law, Pauline Hannibal to represent him.
Twenty-seven year old Gabriel Alleyne is accused of causing the death of 49-year-old, Laura Land, St. David resident Anthony Alexander at the Mental Home.
Alleyne was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on June 27th, on the indictable charge of Non- capital murder when he appeared for the first time before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill unrepresented, at the St George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court.
The accused reportedly manually strangled Alexander whose two feet were restrained to a bed.
The circumstances surrounding the strangulation are yet to be revealed.
Alleyne made his second appearance in court last week Friday in the company of his attorney who is attached to the Law Firm of Hannibal & Duncan Phillip.
Attorney Hannibal informed the court that she would like to first have in her possession “a medical report from the Mt. Gay Mental institution” before proceeding with the case against her client. Alleyne is also facing a wounding charge following another incident in June, which left his 58-year-old mother nursing a stab wound.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Alleyne was sent to the Rathdune Unit for evaluation after he stabbed his mother in their home at Mt. Parnassus on June 14.
It is reported that Alleyne, the son of Pastor Ricardo Alleyne, started to act strange, looked at his mother and called her a sorcerer and also accused her of performing sorcery.
The troubled youngster then proceeded to stab the mother in her chest.
The police prosecution team informed the court last week Friday that at least 7 witnesses will be called by the State to testify against Alleyne.
The matter has been adjourned until August 11 for mention on the wounding charge and August 25 for the charge of Non-capital murder.