THE man accused of stabbing his common-law wife to death in downtown Kingston recently, allegedly killed the woman for withholding sex from him for two months, the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Courts heard yesterday.
The alleged motive for the brazen daylight killing was revealed yesterday when the accused, Vanden Bailey, made his first appearance in court before Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey. Bailey is charged with the May 8 murder of 32-year-old Kadian Oshane of Penwood Road in Kingston.
According to the police, Bailey, who was involved in a relationship with Oshane, about 9:00 am on the day
in question, attacked the woman on North Street and forced her into a nearby vacant lot where he allegedly stabbed her repeatedly.
Police said that following the gruesome act, Bailey reportedly jumped in front of a passing motor vehicle in an apparent attempt to end his life but was set upon and beaten by an angry mob. He was, however, rescued by the police but was subsequently charged.
The court heard that when Bailey was cautioned by the police he told them that for two months he had not gotten any sexual favours from his companion and he believed that she was saving herself for someone else. The court also heard that Oshane’s family members told the police that Bailey was always ‘watching’ the complainant.
Bailey’s lawyer did not address the allegations or have his client enter a plea, instead he requested copies of the statement to facilitate a bail application on June 9. As a result the magistrate ruled that disclosure be made before June 9 and remanded Bailey in custody.
The magistrate, noting that a relationship was one of the hardest things in life, said she hoped that when she counsels individuals who are in troubled relationships that they will try to resolve their disagreements in a more peaceful manner.