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Death threat case to proceed

The attorney general has directed that a death threat case proceed 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 on Tuesday. However, Sandradee Gardiner, a chief counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, said she had asked for the attorney general’s advice after reading the case file.

Gardiner told Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell,”The directions I seek will determine how I proceed.”

At a status hearing yesterday, Gardiner said,”I have been instructed to proceed.”

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. The trial is now set to begin on June 16.

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