Brittany Jno Baptiste is to return to court on Tuesday, June 21, after her matter was adjourned today, Monday.
Unconfirmed reports say that, at this morning’s hearing, there was no representation from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), since matters at the High Court were given priority.
As the Police are yet to lay charges related to the killing of Jane Finch – in whose Piccadilly home Jno-Baptiste was found following Finch’s death – the young woman is on remand on a burglary charge.
However, a senior lawyer was said to be on hand today, observing the proceedings in the interest of the Finch family, whose members reside in their native Canada.
While conducting an evaluation of Jno Baptiste’s mental capacity, in January, the Government’s psychiatrist had asked the Court for another six months to monitor her and determine whether she is fit to stand trial for murder.
In the meantime, the 21-year-old is reportedly receiving treatment for mental issues at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Finch’s relatives complain they have been left in the dark regarding the progress of the case and that inquiries directed to the Police Commissioner have not been acknowledged or answered.
The lifeless body of Finch, 66, was found on her living room floor with what is reported to be a stab wound. The homicide occurred on the night of October 4, 2021, during the COVID-imposed curfew.
Before the Police discovered Finch’s body, she had made a Facebook post indicating that a deranged woman was attempting to gain entry into her home.