St. Thomas killer remanded

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Defence lawyer Horace Grey is expected to seek bail for the St Thomas salesman who is charged for the murder of his 19-year-old partner when he returns to the Morant Bay Parish Court on February 15.

Grey told the court yesterday that he would refrain from making a bail application as he was informed that the police had not yet completed their investigation into the matter and that the result of the post-mortem was still outstanding.

Odain Keyes of Grayston in St Thomas, who was arrested and charged with murder in connection to the alleged slaying of Tashoy Barrett, was then remanded in custody by the presiding judge. Barrett’s body was found at Keyes’ house with the throat slashed on December 26. The accused is also facing a charge of malicious destruction of property following allegations that he had flung a bottle at a man’s motorbike and slashed the tyres.

Yesterday, when Keyes appeared in court, he held his head down for most of the proceedings.

It was reported that Keyes and Barrett were involved in a relationship for about a year, after which it took a turn for the worse.

Further, it was revealed that on December 25, about 5:35 pm, Barrett left her father’s home in Arcadia after visiting him and returned to Keyes’ house, where she lived part-time, with a view of returning to church later that evening, but never showed up.

Her friends, after failing to reach her by telephone, went in search of her and found her lying in a pool of blood with her throat slashed.

Keyes, who was then placed on the police’s wanted list, eluded law enforcers for six days before surrendering.

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