Alleged Portmore killer returns to court in January

October 05, 2022

Robert Fowler, the St Catherine mechanic who is accused of killing 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson, is expected to return to court on January 23, 2023.

The matter of Fowler’s health was called up in the home circuit court this morning, has is attorney informed the judge that his medical condition was worsening.

Justice Vinette Graham Allen sought clarity on the issue then made an order for him to get immediate medical attention.

Jackson, who resided in Independence City, Portmore, St Catherine, was found dead on March 26 last year, two days after she had been reported missing.    

Her decomposing body was found in an open lot near the Portmore Fishing Village.    

Fowler was taken into custody and charged after he reportedly confessed.    

Police have theorised that Fowler, who is a mechanic, had lured the woman to his home under the guise that he had left one of his tools.   

While there, an argument reportedly developed with Jackson and he allegedly used a rope to strangle her.

A handbag believed to be Jackson's and her bank cards were among items reportedly found at Fowler's home.    

According to the police, Jackson and Fowler shared a platonic relationship.   

Fowler would transport her to work on occasions.

It was expected that he would have plead guilty today however Justice Graham Allen said she will deal with his health first.

- Andre Williams || Staff Reporter

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