Investigations into murder of Agricola woman incomplete

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Abiola Jacob at the Georgetown Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Abiola Jacobs at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Private Abiola Jacobs, charged with the murder of Agricola resident Donna Taylor will return to Court on March 24 for report and fixtures for Preliminary Inquiry (PI).

On February 5, 22-year-old Jacobs appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and was not required to plead to the capital offence which alleged that on January 31, at Agricola, Greater Georgetown she murdered 55-year-old Donna Taylor.

On the last occasion, the Prosecution had asked for two weeks to complete the investigations into the incident.

During her appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (February 26) Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru asked for an additional three weeks for the file to be completed.

Jacobs of Lot 55 Evans Phillips Park, Agricola is now represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson who opined that the time requested by the Prosecution was too lengthy.

Police had reported that Taylor’s body was found aback her Agricola home with her throat slit and her hands bound. The cause of her death has been given as shock and hemorrhage due to multiple injuries.

Samantha Sabat, Taylor’s friend who had been a guest at her home at time of the incident was also injured when she jumped from the window of the two-storey house. Sabat, a citizen of the United Kingdom, had been hospitalised after she was found lying unconscious in the yard with bruises about her body.

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