Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers is expected to call a total of 11 witnesses to testify in the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Latoya Haywood, a mother of two.
23-year-old Shaleza Ellis of Charlotte Street, Georgetown, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on January 23, 2020, at Georgetown, she murdered Haywood known as Toya.
The deceased resided at 57 Leopold and Cross Streets, Georgetown.
She was instructed to make her next court appearance on March 6,2020 for report and fixture before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
According to information, around 07:30 hrs on the day in question, Haywood was in the company of her cousin and sister-in-law, at a Christmas Eve party in Leopold Street.
It was reported that Haywood approached her child’s father and asked him to purchase a drink for her. However, the man refused.
Shortly after, Ellis approached Haywood and an argument ensued between them.
During the ordeal, it is alleged that Ellis whipped out a knife and stabbed Haywood in the region of her heart.
The injured woman was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where she eventually died.
Last year October, Ellis and her partner, Alfie Garraway, were jointly charged with possession of narcotics and illegal arms and ammunition.
The first charge stated that on October 5th, 2019, at 71 Norton Street, Lodge, they had in their possession a Smith and Wesson .40 pistol while they were not the holder of a firearm licence at the time.
It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, they had in their possession 8 live rounds of .40 ammunition when they were not the holder of a firearm licence at the time.
The last charge stated that on the same day and at the same location, they had in their possession 13 grams of narcotics. They both denied the charges and were released on bail.
Garraway and two other men are currently awaiting trial at the High Court over allegedly hurling a grenade at a vehicle belonging to a newspaper publisher.