From the Courts
September 22, 2015
Cordice to stand trial for murder of uncle

Harold Cordice will be tried before a judge and jury at the High Court for the murder of his uncle, Grafton Cordice.

Harold was committed on Friday, September 18, at the Serious Offences Court, to stand trial at the next sitting of the Criminal Assizes, after Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias found that there was sufficient evidence{{more}} at the Preliminary Inquiry for the matter to be tried at the High Court.

On November 23, 2014 at Fairbaine Pasture, it is alleged that Harold, a nephew of the deceased, following an altercation, pelted a rock which cracked open Grafton’s skull.

Harold was subsequently charged with the attempted murder of his uncle and was remanded.

However, Grafton, a prison officer, died on January 5, 2015, at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, at about 9 a.m., two weeks after being taken off life support.

The charge of attempted murder against Harold was then upgraded to murder.(KW)