Ac­cused back in Dodds

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

Ac­cused Dave Fedel James is fac­ing three fewer charges after he reap­peared in court yes­ter­day.

In an­other 28 days, the same might be said of co-ac­cused Ver­ena Isilma Vasilka Cuffy.

How­ever, the two are still fac­ing a mur­der charge in re­la­tion to the death of pop­u­lar fish ven­dor Stephen “Molly” Small.

Cuffy, a 34-year-old fish boner, of Wavell Gar­dens, Black Rock, St Michael, and James, a 24-year-old labourer, of Wavell Gar­dens, Black Rock, St Michael, and Church Vil­lage, St Philip, were back in the Dis­trict “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court after spend­ing 28 days on re­mand at Dodds Prisons.

They were still not re­quired to plead to mur­der­ing Small on Septem­ber 7.

Guilty plea

James, who later ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Graveney Ban­nis­ter in the Bridgetown Traf­fic Court, pleaded guilty to driv­ing hired car H1170 and dis­charged James for the of­fences and warned him: “In the fu­ture, you take care on the roads.”

When the two ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant in Court No. 2, Michael Lash­ley QC, who rep­re­sented the two, said he did not know “if the pros­e­cu­tor would sur­prise me and say if he has the (wit­ness) state­ments”.

The se­nior at­tor­ney said there was the “like­li­hood” that the pos­ses­sion and cul­ti­va­tion of cannabis charges, sum­mary mat­ters which Cuffy also faced, “will not trou­ble your pen on the next re­mand date”.

Both ac­cused were re­manded un­til Novem­ber 8.

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