Trial for man linked to church ritual killing to be set in October

May 19, 2022

Andre Ruddock, who's accused of cutting a woman's throat during a church ritual in St James last year, will know his trial date in October.

Ruddock was arrested and charged following the incident at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries which was led by the now-deceased Kevin Smith last October.

The accused, who appeared remotely in the Home Circuit Court this morning, had been evaluated by a forensic psychologist.

Outstanding documents such as a post-mortem report and a ballistic certificate were received in court this morning by the prosecution.

A plea and case management has been set for October 6.

Justice Vinette Graham-Allen also made an order for the indictment to be filed and disclosure should be made on July 1.

Ruddock is represented by senior attorney Anthony Williams and Venice Brown.

The post-mortem and ballistic certificate should also be disclosed on or before July 1.

Ruddock is represented by attorneys Anthony Williams and Venice Brown.

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