Shawn ‘Soca Slide’ Mussington was remanded to the Her Majesty’s Prison moments ago having been charged with murder last evening.
The date for his communal hearing was set at Februray 18 at which time Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh will determine if there is enough evidence against him to send the matter to the High Court for trail.
The Magistrate does not have jurisdiction to grant him bail, hence, his lawyer, Wendel Robinson, will be applying to the High Court for bail.
It is believed that Mussington killed 45-year old hairdresser Simone Whyte in St.Johns on Saturday 14 November.
The incident occurred at around 8.30pm at a store located at the junction of Market and Tanner streets.
The Jamaican woman, who worked at a nearby hair salon, was apparently socialising in the area when the assailant attacked her with a sharp object upon seeing her with another man.
She reportedly died about two hours after being stabbed by the accused, her ex-lover.
After the incident, the perpetrator reportedly fled the scene, and the police launched a manhunt to capture him.
Whyte is said to have moved to Antigua just over four years ago and is the mother of 3 children who reside in Jamaica.
This was the ninth homicide for the year 2020.