Accused back in Dodds
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.
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.