Ex-cop to stand High Court trial for murder of wife


Ex-Police Special Constable Jermain Bristol was on Wednesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of his reputed wife in August 2018.

The Preliminary Inquiry ended before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, who found sufficient evidence against Bristol for the case to be tried before a Judge and Jury.

It is alleged that on August 22, 2018, Bristol murdered 24-year-old Shenece Lawrence at their Lot 272 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown home.

Police found Lawrence’s body with the knife stuck in her neck at around 11:30hrs on the day in question.

Immediately after the incident, Bristol went to the Brickdam Police Station where he surrendered to the police.

Jermain Bristol

The Post Mortem (PM) performed by Government’s Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh found that Lawrence died from multiple stab wounds to the neck.

The young woman and Bristol shared a five-year relationship and had begun living together in June 2018. However, the News Room was told that the couple had separated days before the incident.  Relatives said it is unclear why she returned to the home on that fateful day.

Bristol broke down in tears on August 24, 2018, when he first appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and apologized for his actions.

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