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State reconsiders charge

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE State prosecution told the High Court yesterday they were looking to reduce a murder charge to manslaughter.

Shammi Kapoor is charged with murder for allegedly setting a house on fire which led to the death of a 17-year-old youth in Vatuwaqa this year.

Prosecutor Lisiate Fotofili said the State was in the process of filing more information which could lead to the charge of murder being reduced to manslaughter.

Defence counsel Avinesh Reddy told the court the bail application and supporting affidavits had been filed and copies given to the prosecution.

Mr Fotofili said the prosecution was not objecting to bail and bail conditions had been outlined in their response to the application by the accused. The court will deliver its ruling on bail next month.





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