29-y-o remanded for psychiatric evaluation

The 29-year-old man who has been accused of killing his mother in her sleep last year was remanded for psychiatric evaluation when he appeared in court on Thursday.

He is Keno Johnson from a Hope Village, Kingston, address. Johnson has been charged with murder.

He is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on February 7 when the matter will be mentioned.

“Your honour, a 17 years now mi head nuh good, please mi beg you some bail because a nuff ‘chink’ a bite mi up. Please, mi a beg u a transfer from Tower Street,” Johnson said in court.

However, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey told the accused that it is not in her jurisdiction to grant him a transfer from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre

In addition, the RM said that she would have to see his psychiatric report before she can even consider giving him bail.

Allegations are that the accused threw a knife in his mother’s back and cut her several times over her body before using the knife to stab her in the left eye.

Dead is 78-year-old Veronica Wizzard, retired higgler.

It is reported that Johnson and his mother had an argument and it is alleged that he waited until she was asleep to attack her.

The court heard that Johnson, who was living with his mother at the time of the incident, waited until daybreak before he reported the incident to the police.

He was arrested and subsequently taken home where his mother’s body was found wrapped in a sheet.

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