Noel Maitland Remanded Again – Here’s What Happened In Court On Monday

Noel Maitland, police Constable and murder accused of the missing social media influencer, Donna-Lee Donaldson, has been remanded in custody until September 16.

Attorney-at-law, Christopher Townsend previously advised the media of intent to submit a bail application for Maitland today, however, reports arising from the court session revealed that this was not done. Lawyer Kaysian Kennedy Sherman appeared on behalf of Townsend.

Further reports are that during the hearing, the prosecution refused to disclose witness statements requested by the defence. According to them, disclosure of such could compromise the investigation. They declared that withholding the information is in the interest of the witnesses while claiming that one has not returned to work for days after being threatened.

The prosecution also requested to have the case transferred from the Parish Court to the Home Circuit court, however, the Presiding Judge informed that it is not possible at this stage. Furthermore, the Judge dismissed the arguments made by the prosecution and ordered that there is transparency throughout the legal proceeding for the accused.

On July 27, Maitland was taken into custody and later taken to court on July 29 where he was further remanded. According to the police, they presume that Donaldson was murdered between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. on July 12, which is a day after they were last seen together. She was then reported missing on July 13.

Watch the video posted by the Jamaica Observer below:

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