62-yr pleads not guilty for Yandina stabbing

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE accused into the Yandina murder incident has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him.

He entered a not-guilty plea when arraigned yesterday at the Honiara Magistrate Court.

Defence Lawyer Serah Karani told the court that there is sufficient evidence on the case and the defence is opted for a short form preliminary Inquiry on the case.

The court then asked prosecution whether they have all the preliminary inquiry papers, meanwhile prosecution said all PI papers were prepared and ready to be submitted to the court.

The PI papers were then submitted and the court will make its ruling today on whether or not the case has sufficient evidence to be committed to the High Court for trial.

The 62-year-old male Abraham Kevaru was alleged for stabbing a 39-year male from Savo Island on July 8, 2017 in Yandina, Russell Islands.

The stabbing incident allegedly happened after an argument between the deceased and the suspect.

RSIPF officers in Central Islands Province arrested the suspect on the same day and transported him to Honiara.

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