Scott pleads to manslaughter

Collin Ovid Scott pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter Monday on the charge that he murdered Maureen Grant in West Bay last July.

Solicitor General Cheryll Richards said the plea was acceptable to the Crown. Scott’s trial had been scheduled for 10 days.

Justice Priya Levers set sentencing for this week Thursday.

No background to the charge was given yesterday.

Shortly after the incident, however, police said Ms Grant, 34, was found at her home in Erenette Lane, suffering from what appeared to be several stab wounds. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

It was subsequently reported that Scott, 36, also lived at the Erenette Lane residence.

Scott is represented by Howard Hamilton QC, instructed by Attorney Ben Tonner in Grand Court.

The judge asked both Defence and Crown to submit in advance any sentencing precedents or additional information so that sentencing would not have to be adjourned.