Man remanded over Ketley St murder

Charles Rawlins, the man accused of murdering Okemo Todd, the mother of his children, was yesterday remanded to prison after appearing before acting Chief Magis-trate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Rawlins was not required to plead to the charge that on March 1 at Georgetown, he murdered Todd.

Charles Rawlins
Okemo Todd

Prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that on the day in question, the two were involved in a heated argument when the defendant armed himself with a knife and pursued his reputed wife who was making an escape bid.

According to Telford, the man caught up with the woman and dealt her several stabs about her body. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Attorney-at-law Patrice Henry who represented the defendant made a request for an early return date.
Rawlins was subsequently remanded to prison until January 13 for reports and fixtures.

The former female boxer had reportedly suffered years of abuse at the hands of her reputed husband. The 20-year-old mother of two was stabbed several times and she bled to death outside Ketley Primary School in Ketley Street, Charlestown, opposite her home.

Rawlins had fled the couple’s Charlestown home minutes after the incident, leaving his lifeless reputed wife lying on the roadside and their two infant daughters alone in the house.

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