Cashew Hill man remanded for mother-of-three’s murder

Linsome Boyd, accused of killing Althea Henry, entering the St John’s Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Photo by Observer’s Latrishka Thomas)
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By Latrishka Thomas

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A 58-year-old Cashew Hill resident is now behind the walls of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) after he was remanded for allegedly murdering mother-of-three Althea Henry, and attempting to murder her son, 21-year-old Tajma Francis.

Linsome Boyd appeared before Magistrate Conliffe Clarke yesterday afternoon, bound by handcuffs and without legal representation.

Since the magistrate does not have jurisdiction to grant bail for either offence, the man was sent to HMP, aka “1735”, where he will remain unless he is able to obtain bail at the High Court.

The accused was told that he will find out on September 22 if there is enough evidence against him to commit his matter to the High Court.

Henry’s body was discovered at her Cashew Hill home on the afternoon of June 20 with what appeared to be multiple wounds.

Francis was rushed to hospital with injuries to his upper body and left eye allegedly sustained during an altercation with the accused.

According to a police statement issued on Wednesday, Francis is warded at the hospital in stable condition.

Meanwhile, another murder accused, Verel Simon, will have to wait another six weeks to find out if there is a prima facie case against him.

Verel Simon, accused of killing police officer Corporal Clifton Common, also appeared before court yesterday (Photo by Observer’s Latrishka Thomas)

Twenty-year-old Simon, of Villa, is accused of killing police officer Corporal Clifton Common.

Corporal Common died while receiving medical treatment at the hospital, after he sustained injuries allegedly inflicted by Simon.

The incident occurred at St John’s Police Station in February 2021.

Simon is also on remand.

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