Police Constable Noel Maitland, who has been charged with the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend Donna-Lee Donaldson, 24, has been remanded until the 1st of November due to uncollected statements.
Maitland was brought before the court for a plea and case management hearing in connection with the murder and disappearance of his social media influencer girlfriend. The plea and case management hearing was consequently postponed to November 1 during the earlier session, with Maitland remanded.
The hearing was scheduled for Monday, June 12. However, after being informed that three statements were yet to be submitted, the court decided to postpone the hearing instead of proceeding as planned.
According to the court, two police officers are to provide statements and one security guard, who is yet to be located. As ordered by Judge Vinette Graham-Allen, the prosecution must be given access to the statements prior to or on October 20.
Maitland, however, must appear in court again on September 20 to renew his bail request. The policeman has always maintained his innocence throughout the whole time.
In an exclusive with The Gleaner, Mother of Donald Lee Sophie Lugg showed her frustration with the delay by stating, “I am hurting right now, and I am also upset, honestly I am not going to hide it. Seeing Noel Maitland just now, Noel has no little sorriness, no little regret, no nothing.”
The tear-filled mother continued by expressing, “He is just walking through the corridor with the cuffs on his hand like a professional, like a dignitary speaking to his colleagues. I can’t see this man being locked away for almost a year for a crime like this, and he is just the same, Noel.”