Magistrate to rule on schoolboy murder PI on May 3

Ryan Bobb-Semple, the man accused of murdering nine-year-old Shaquan Gittens on April 1, 2015 was yesterday given the opportunity to lead his defence during the Preliminary Inquiry (PI).

On April 1, 2015 nine-year-old Shaquan Gittens, formerly of 2950 Well Road, North Ruimveldt Gittens, went missing after leaving his home to fly kites with his friend in the area.

Ryan Bobb-Semple
Ryan Bobb-Semple
Shaquan Gittens
Shaquan Gittens

The PI, which is being heard by Magistrate Fabayo Azore was adjourned to May 3 when a ruling is expected to be made.

Gittens’ body was discovered three days after he went missing in a trench off Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt Park. Gittens, who was reportedly wearing only the t-shirt he’d left home with, was found with his hands bound and in a state that indicated he had been a victim of sexual violence.

An autopsy report later revealed that Gittens died as a result of a compression injury to the neck and asphyxiation due to drowning.

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