Marlon Sinclair, the 34-year-old cane cutter charged with the murder of a 74-year-old shopkeeper last month, was remanded when he appeared before the St Thomas Parish Court on Thursday, March 29.
Sinclair, who is from Spanish Town in St Catherine, was charged in relation to the killing of Eugene James of Duckenfield in St Thomas on Sunday, March 4.
When he appeared last week in court, it was revealed that the post-mortem report was still outstanding. The police are also awaiting DNA results to determine whether James had been raped by Sinclair.
The accused man, who is without legal representation, will be brought back to court on May 2.
Police reports are that a resident of Duckenfield was passing James’ house when he realized the gate to the premises was opened and went to investigate.
James’ body was later found on the floor with her hands tied, mouth gagged and her throat slashed.
Police investigators have determined that robbery was a motive for the senior citizen’s killing as several items from her grocery shop were stolen.