Boyfriend remanded for murder, unlicensed gun and ammo

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Tedson Knowles of New Winthorpes was sent to Her Majesty’s Prison on remand, yesterday, on charges of murder, and unlawful possession of a Colt Special .38 revolver and possession of four .38 Special rounds of ammunition.

It is alleged that he, on May 23, murdered his girlfriend, Carissa Chandler, at their New Winthorpes home, reportedly using the same weapon which lawmen recovered on the morning of the incident.

On June 4, prison authorities are to escort the accused to the District B court for the magistrate to set a date for his committal.

Yesterday, he appeared before Acting Magistrate Kayode O’Marde, who is sitting in while the permanently appointed magistrates attend an annual OECS conference in St. Kitts. The conference, which started yesterday, concludes on Friday.

On Monday, Knowles was also in court on a charge of unlawful possession of a camouflage jacket which the police allegedly found during the search of his property following the killing. He was granted $1,000 bail with a cash requisite of $500. However, instead of being released, he was taken back to the station where the additional indictable charges were filed later that day.

Knowles, 44, and Chandler, 29, lived at Barton’s Apartment and on the morning of the shooting, residents reportedly told police they heard what sounded like a gunshot coming from the building around 3:47 a.m.

Lawmen responded but on arrival they were directed to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre. At the hospital, the police met the accused who allegedly said his partner had been shot by men who tried to rob them.

Investigators were also told that the man had

driven Chandler to the hospital and she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival since efforts to resuscitate her failed.

After investigating the reports of the gunfire and searching Knowles’ vehicle, lawmen arrested him. They also seized his van, C 15593, and his revolver as part of the probe.

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