Peter Donovan, the man accused of killing his girlfriend on her birthday, appeared in the Gros Islet court today (Friday, March 10) for the first time.
Donovan, who was handcuffed and appeared close to tears, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of non-capital murder, and was remanded in prison until his next court date on May 5, 2017.
The 39-year-old was formally charged yesterday in connection with the fatal stabbing of Sophianna Edwards, 31, which occurred at a house in Ciceron, Castries around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
The birthday girl and mother was allegedly attacked after receiving a ‘happy birthday’ text from another person.
He turned himself in to police custody at the Central Police Station around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, two days after the killing, which was the 17th homicide for 2017.