Rushawn Patterson, the man charged with the murder of Aneka ‘Slickianna’ Townsend, was once again remanded into custody today (March 9).
The accused appeared before the St James Parish Court for his hearing today, where it was revealed that the post-mortem and DNA reports were outstanding and his hearing deferred.
Patterson will be remanded until his next bail hearing on March 21.
This is the second time a bail hearing for Patterson has been deferred. The first time a hearing for him was differed was in December of last year.
The body of Townsend was found floating at Reading in St James on October 21 last year by beachgoers in the area, and retrieved by the Marine Police.
Reports from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are that the pair were at a guest house when a fight between the two resulted in Patterson strangling Townsend.
Patterson was arrested on November 2 after police captured him at a guest house in St James.
Also charged in relation to Townsend’s murder is Rohan Rose. Rose is charged with misprision of a felony, which means he knew about the murder of Townsend, but failed to report it to the police.
A new trial date of April 26 has been set for Rose.