The Jamaican taxi operator accused of killing Trinidadian teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves wore a solemn expression as he was offered bail in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court in St James last week.
Ivan Taylor, a 45-year-old resident of Whithorn district in Westmoreland, was charged on June 30 in connection with the murder of the Trinidadian whose burnt remains were found in a canefield in Fairfield, Montego Bay on June 11.
Yesterday Taylor’s attorney Stacey-Ann Young made a successful bail application after the prosecution had previously opposed bail on July 6.
Meanwhile, the prosecution admitted that several reports were still not yet on the case file, including the forensic and post-mortem reports, phone records and scene-of-crime evidence.
Clerk of the court, Errol Chattoo, asked Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small to give the prosecution two months to complete its case file.
Both Chattoo and Young agreed on October 29 as being a convenient court date.
Bail was offered to Taylor in the sum of $400,000 with three sureties.
Meanwhile, a blow to the head is what reportedly killed Michelle Coudray-Greaves, 39, the Trinidadian teacher who went missing in Jamaica on June 2. A second autopsy performed on the body yesterday revealed death was due to injuries to the right side of the head, inflicted by a blunt instrument.
Coudray-Greaves was the elder daughter of San Fernando mayor Marlene Coudray. Deputy Superintendent of the Jamaican Constabulary Communication Network, Steve Brown, in a release confirmed the findings of the second autopsy, which was done yesterday. He said homicide investigations were continuing into the death of Coudray-Greaves, whose burnt body was discovered by farmers in a canefield in Montego Bay on June 11.