Joffrey James

Detective Corporal 191 David, right, escort accused murderer Joffrey James from the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday. (iWN photo)

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A Lowmans Windward man was, on Wednesday, brought before the Serous Offences Court, charged with the murder of a fellow villager.

Joffrey James, 46, was charged that on Sunday, Nov. 22, he murdered Okeito Bowens, 33, a farmer at Lowmans Windward.

James is alleged to have stabbed Bowens twice in the chest during an altercation around 1:45 p.m., resulting in his death.

The injured Bowens was taken to the Levy Latham Health Centre, where he died.

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The accused, joffrey james. (iwn photo)

James was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to him by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne.

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He was remanded into custody until Feb. 8, 2021 for the commencement of a preliminary inquiry.

Corporal 191 David of the Calliaqua Criminal Investigations Department is leading the investigation.

Bowens’ death marked the 26th homicide in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 2020.

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