Constable testifies as Linden ‘hot water’ murder PI continues

first_imgOne more witness was called to testify as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the alleged murder of 56-year-old Hubert Scott of Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, continued on Thursday at the Linden Magistrates Court.Murder accused: Frances HarlequinThe matter is being heard before Magistrate Wanda Fortune. The deceased’s niece, Frances Harlequin, also called “Blacky” of Half Mile, Wismar, is on trial for his murder.Police Constable Erkstine took to the stand where she gave evidence of her involvement with the case. It is alleged that on Saturday, June 16, 2018, Harlequin inflicted injuries on the deceased thus resulting in his death.Harlequin is accused of throwing hot water on her uncle during an argument at their Linden home.Suspected to be mentally ill, she was initially charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, then attempted murder and later, with murder after Scott, a former security guard, succumbed a few days after the incident.Police had revealed that the two lived in the same house but in separate apartments. On the day in question, Harlequin reportedly lit a coal pot in her apartment and the smoke started to affect Scott, who told investigators that he went over to her apartment to speak to her about it.Harlequin reportedly became annoyed and threw a pot of hot water on him, thus resulting in injuries.Scott immediately went to the Wismar Police Station and reported the matter. He was later escorted to seek medical attention.He was seen and examined by a doctor at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where he was treated and sent away.However, shortly after the now dead man made the report, Harlequin turned up at the police station and lodged a complaint against Scott, whom she claimed dealt her a cuff to her mouth and in defending herself, she threw the hot water on him.She was also sent for medical attention but reportedly never returned to the police station. Harlequin was arrested by Police on June 17, 2018, and placed into custody.Two days after, she was released on her own recognisance to appear in court on June 25.It was reported that on June 21, 2018, Scott started to feel unwell and was taken to the LHC where he was admitted.On June 25, Harlequin was charged in absentia with the offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Scott died on July 2 while receiving medical attention in the Intensive Care Unit of the LHC.A file was later completed and sent for legal advice. The accused was arrested and charged for murder. The matter will continue on May 16, 2019.last_img read more

Northern Strikers Under 17 Girls team wins gold at Caledonia Cup

first_imgThe Northern Strikers will be playing again in Edmonton at the 2020 FC Memorial Tournament from January 30 to February 3. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers Under 17 Girls team was in Edmonton on the weekend for the Caledonia Cup.While at the Tournament, the Northern Strikers managed to win gold by holding a record of three wins and one loss.In their first match of the Tournament, the Strikers would take on the Mackenzie United Soccer Club of Calgary. The score was close but the Strikers managed to win the match 3-2 over MacKenzie United.- Advertisement -The Strikers would then face Phoenix-Ernscliffe of Sherwood Park in the second match of the Tournament. This game resulted in a draw of 0-0.The third match of the Tournament would see the Strikers take on the MacKenzie United for a second time. Once again, the Strikers were able to beat MacKenzie United with a score of 2-1.Then in the fourth and final match of the Tournament, the Northern Strikers faced Scottish United-Corbalan. In this match, the Strikers were able to claim gold with a final score of 3-0.Advertisementlast_img read more