Police Constable Noel Maitland remanded until September 16
Police Constable Noel Maitland has been remanded until September 16.
The Attorneys representing Mr. Maitland, who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Donna-Lee Donaldson, was to make a bail application this morning (August 22), in the St. Andrew Parish Court.
However, his attorneys argued that several documents which could help the bail application were outstanding.
Despite the crown’s argument that the preliminary report was extensive and that some documents weren’t disclosed to protect witnesses, the judge ruled that the matter be stood down to allow the crown to review which documents could be disclosed.
However, when the matter was again brought before the court, the crown maintained its position.
The judge, requested that the documents be redacted by the prosecution to allow the defence to have necessary information to make a bail application.
The judge argued that if the defendant is to defend his cause, the legal team must be sufficiently exposed to information.
24-year-old Donaldson went missing in July.
The police say while they have not found her body, they believe that she is dead.
Meanwhile, defence attorney Kaysian Kennedy-Sherman said the decision by prosecutors not to disclose certain documents, is disappointing.
However, she noted that it would be irresponsible of the defence team to proceed with a bail application without the necessary information.
She said the crown has indicated its intent to have the matter transferred to the Home Circuit Court on September 16.