Quada’s murder case postponed to March 4

Quada will have to wait even longer to get his day in court after his case was rescheduled to March 4 after an appearance in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.

Dancehall artiste Quada

The artiste, born Shacquelle Clarke, is charged with arson and the murder or Miguel Williams who was killed in January 2019.

Quada’s case was pushed back after a final statement needed for the proceeding was not submitted by the prosecution.

His lawyer, Bianca Samuel, told the Jamaica Observer the reason given for the document not being submitted is that the investigating officer is on leave and the liaison officer is ill.

Samuels said, “Unfortunately, this is not abnormal in terms of the delay in the court system, but no client is aware of that and no client really cares. They just want to have their case resolved.”

“My client is exhausted and understandably so. He’s irritated, he is frustrated, as he has been on the past six occasions. He is anxious to prove his innocence and that process is being delayed further and further,” she continued.

According to police reports, an angry mob forced its way into Williams’s house, beaten him, placed tyres around his body and lit him inside the building. He was burnt beyond recognition.

Williams’s murder is believed to be in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, a student of Red Hills Primary School.