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Labourer charged with mom’s murder
A New Grant labourer appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of mother of two Develyn Simpson who was beaten with a gas tank inside her apartment last week. Peter Placide, 30, appeared before Magistrate Avason Quinlan in the Princes Town. He is charged with murdering Simpson between August 21 and 22. Placide was arrested on Thursday after Simpson’s body was found in her apartment at Matilda Junction, Princes Town.
A gas tank and a broken knife were allegedly found near her body. The woman’s two children—ages ten and seven—were at their grandmother’s home in Williamsville at the time of her murder. The Director of Public Prosecutions instructed the police to charge the accused on Monday. Placide was represented by attorney Sean Sobers. The magistrate told Placide the law did not allow her to grant him bail. He was remanded into custody to September 23.
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