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Murder accused 18-year-old Maverick Joseph when he was charged in 2016. (IWN photo)

A teenager was on Friday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the May 2016 murder of a police officer, who died after being stabbed at a fair at a primary school.

Maverick Joseph, 18, of Belmont will face judge and jury in connection with the May 2, 2016 murder of Police Constable Giovanni Charles of New Montrose, who died after being stabbed at the Belmont Government School.

Chief magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias committed Joseph to stand trial after a paper committal at the Serious Offences Court on Friday.

A paper committal is when a magistrate reads the brief and decides on that reading that there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Joseph was committed to stand trial about two weeks after, a 14-year-old girl was jailed for 12 years in connection with the stabbing death of a 15-year-old student in 2014.

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