August 5 is the new date when murder accused Shawn ‘Soca Slide’ Mussington, charged with murdering his reported ex-partner, will appear in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court.
Mussington was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison last November after he was charged with murdering Simone Whyte just a day prior.
The defendant made his first court appearance in November 2020, after being charged with murdering the mother-of-three a day prior and the date for his next hearing was set for February.
But when he appeared that month, it was again adjourned to the next month since only new matters were being heard by the court.
Now the committal has been delayed once more because, according to the prosecution, the Director of Public Prosecutions requested to see the forensic report before proceeding.
That report has to be obtained from Jamaica where the evidence was analysed.
It will now be another two months before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh can declare if there is enough evidence against Mussington to send the matter to the High Court.
It is believed that Mussington killed 45-year old hairdresser Whyte in St John’s on 14th November, 2020.
The incident occurred at around 8.30 pm at a store located at the junction of Market and Tanner streets.
The Jamaican woman, who worked at a nearby hair salon, was apparently socialising in the area when the assailant attacked her with a sharp object.
She reportedly died about two hours after being stabbed by the accused, her ex-lover.
After the incident, the accused reportedly fled the scene, and the police launched a manhunt to capture him.
Whyte was said to have moved to Antigua just over four years ago and is the mother of four children who reside in Jamaica.