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AG to decide on course of death threat case

The attorney general will decide the course of a death threat case against Stephen Stubbs.

Stubbs, who is otherwise known as”Die”, is accused of threatening the life of Superintendent Leon Bethell while at the Central Detective Unit(CDU)on October 2, 2010. Bethell is the commanding officer at CDU.

The trial was expected to begin yesterday. However, Sandradee Gardiner, a chief counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, requested an adjournment.

She told Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell that she would seek the advice of the attorney general after she perused the case file.

Gardiner told Bethell,”The directions I seek will determine how I proceed.”

Bethell set a status hearing for 2 p.m. today and discharged the four police witnesses who showed up for the trial. She told them they would be notified of the new date for the trial.

Police arrested Stubbs for questioning about another offense on October 1. However, there was not enough evidence to charge him.

While in custody for that offense, police allege that Stubbs threatened Supt. Bethell and behaved in a disorderly manner at the station.

Murrio Ducille represents Stubbs.

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