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Murder Charged USA National Kept In Remand

Mr Gordon told the court that he appeared on behalf of the late Ms Chen’s family and that her parents were in Fiji and had taken her ashes with them.
28 Jul 2022 11:11
Murder Charged USA  National Kept In Remand
USA National Bradley Robert Dawson is escorted to the High Court in Lautoka on July 27,2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The High Court in Lautoka has granted State lawyer, Alvin Singh, 21 days to file information for the case of an American facing a murder charge.

Bradley Robert Dawson, 38, allegedly murdered his wife, also a USA national, Christe Chen, at the Turtle Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands on July 9.

Dawson is charged with one count of murder.

The matter was heard before Judge, Justice Riyaz Hamza yesterday and defence lawyer, Iqbal Khan represented Dawson while Ronald Gordon of Gordon and Company represented the family of the deceased.

Mr Gordon told the court that he appeared on behalf of the late Ms Chen’s family and that her parents were in Fiji and had taken her ashes with them.

Mr Singh told the court that disclosures had been filed and he served them to Mr Khan in court, however, he also sought 21 days to file further disclosures with the information.

Mr Khan told the court that Dawson could only be kept in remand for 14 days.

Bradley Robert Dawson, who allegedly murdered his wife, Christe Chen. Photo: Instagram

Bradley Robert Dawson, who allegedly murdered his wife, Christe Chen. Photo: Instagram

Justice Hamza said he would give the state 21 days to file information as the state had its reasons under certain provisions when it requested specifically for the respective period.

Mr Singh said further disclosures comprised the late Ms Chen’s post-mortem examination report and photographs which the prosecution intended to file within the 21 days it had requested from the court.

Justice Hamza asked Mr Singh if investigations concluded and Mr Singh confirmed that they had.

Mr Khan told the court that a bail application for Mr Dawson had also been filed. Justice Hamza said he would give a date for the bail matter next week but adjourned the substantive matter to August 18 while further remanding Dawson.

 

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