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Dental records again hold up Coudray murder trial
The trial of a Jamaican taxi-driver accused of murdering Michelle Coudray-Greaves has been delayed again. This is because of outstanding dental records. During a hearing of the case in the Montego Bay Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small ordered that prosecutors should seek the help of the Jamaican Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to intervene to secure the records, which are vital to the case.
According to a report published in the Jamaican Gleaner on Wednesday, the records are in the possession of an orthodontic expert, who was due to return to Jamaica on January 25 to attend court. Coudray-Greaves, the daughter of Gender Affairs Minister Marlene Coudray, went missing last June 1, two days after returning to Jamaica from vacation in Trinidad. She worked as a teacher in Jamaica.
Her burnt remains were found ten days later in a canefield near Montego Bay. On June 30, last year, taxi-driver Ivan Taylor, 45, of Whithorn District, Westmoreland, was charged with her murder. “I cannot continue to have Mr Taylor coming back-and-forth to court and there is no progress being made,” Wong-Small said. The issue of the outstanding records was not the first controversy in Taylor’s trial.
His lawyer Shelly-Ann Young complained to Wong-Small several times last year that police had questioned him repeatedly in her absence after he was charged. Wong-Small chastised the police involved and warned them not to contact him. The case has been adjourned to February 25.
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