Sunday 26 May, 2019

Taxi driver charged with stabbing death of colleague granted bail

A taxi operator who allegedly stabbed a colleague to death over damage done to the mirror of a motor vehicle earlier this month, was offered bail when he in the St Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday.

The accused, 30-year-old Andre Buckley, alias ‘Short Man’, of Port Morant, St Thomas, was charged with the murder of 44-year-old Argeant Shay, otherwise called ‘Ace’, a taxi driver also of Port Morant.

When Buckley appeared in court, he was granted bail in the sum of $600,000 with two sureties, and he was ordered to surrender his travel documents.

He is to return to court on July 17, when the matter is again to be mentioned.

Police reports are that sometime after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, there was a motor vehicle collision in which Shaye, who was driving his motorcar, reportedly hit the mirror off Buckley's motor vehicle.

Further reports are that an argument subsequently ensued between both men, which escalated when Buckley allegedly used a knife to stab Shay twice to his upper body.

The injured man then fell into a gully and reportedly hit his head.

He was assisted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Buckley was taken into police custody and later charged after being questioned by investigators.

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