Accused murderer Abdul Garrick, 30, of Rockies, asked detectives to ensure that the media got photos of “the general” as he arrived at Serious Offences Court on Monday.
One of the detectives from the Major Crimes Unit commented to Garrick that he (Garrick) does not take anything seriously, even as the murder accused commented that the investigator loves to laugh.
Garrick, arrived in court sporting a single-plaits hairstyle and wearing an ill-fitting black jacket over a grey waistcoat and white dress shirt.
He was also dressed in baby blue slacks, orange socks and orange and white track shoes.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne read him the charge that on Feb. 9, at Dorsetshire Hill, with malice aforethought, he caused the death of Purlinea Greaves, of Dorsetshire Hill, by an unlawful act.
Garrick was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
Sergeant of Police Atnel Ash told the court that the prosecution intends to call 17 witnesses at the preliminary inquiry, which the court set for April 20.
The court remanded Garrick to prison pending the outcome of the preliminary inquiry.
One of the detectives who escorted Garrick out of court and back into the MCU vehicle appeared to realise that a journalist had been unsuccessful in her attempt to photograph Garrick.
On hearing this, Garrick, who was handcuffed, asked the officer to allow him outside of the vehicle so that the journalist could photograph him.
The detectives, however, refused but rolled down the heavily-tinted window so that the journalist could photograph Garrick, who was sandwiched between two investigators.
Asked if he was guilty of the charge, Garrick said, “No, please.”
He said he was confident that he would be found not guilty.
Greaves, a 28-year-old timekeeper, of Dorsetshire Hill, died in hospital around 4 p.m. on Feb. 10, about 20 hours after she was shot in the head in her home community.