Tevin James aka Jingles of Grand Riviere, the man accused of fatally stabbing a man and injuring another on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, appeared in court this morning for the first time in front Magistrate Michelle Louis.
The charges were read to James, 22, and he stated clearly that he understood the charges leveled at him. He is not at this time required to enter a plea because the charges are indictable.
James, who is set to return to court on February 21, 2013, is charged with the attempted murder of Bevon Charlemange and intending to cause arm to Danley Leon thereby causing is death.
In a press release, police said 25-year-old Leon of Corinth, Gros Islet was stabbed in the upper left chest area during an altercation with a “known individual” while Charlemagne, a 22-year-old resident of Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, also received stab wounds during that altercation.
Both individuals were transported to Victoria Hospital by ambulance. Leon was pronounced dead on arrival whereas Charlemagne was treated and discharged.
Police said it responded to the incident at about 10:30 p.m. It was the island’s first homicide for 2013.
A post mortem examination on Leon’s body done on Monday, January 21, 2013 revealed he died from hemorrhagic shock secondary to a stab wound.
Reports are that Leon was called upon by his girlfriend for assistance in an altercation between a man and a woman.
Leon arrived on the scene with his friend, Charlemagne, to see a woman being allegedly beaten by another man. When they intervened, the man allegedly stabbed them both.