Almost three months after Republic Bank Limited employee Shannon Banfield was murdered, the preliminary inquiry into her killing is yet to commence.
Dale Seecharan yesterday made his fourth appearance in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court since being charged with the crime on December 19 last year.
Yesterday’s hearing was brief as prosecutors are yet to file and serve the witness statements and evidence they plan to use for Seecharan’s preliminary inquiry and eventual trial.
Richard Banfield, the father of murdered Republic Bank employee, Shannon Banfield, is today saying that his Facebook post about missing organs, were based on "word on the street".
Banfield's post had contradicted what police confirmed on Tuesday, that Banfield's organs were not removed.
He had posted on on Sunday:
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Wayne Dick says there is no truth to rumours that the organs of Shannon Banfield were removed when she was murdered.
"Absolute no truth and for that I must thank the media at this opportune time for your persistence in trying to find out the truth," Dick told a news conference called specifically to address the investigations into the murder of Banfield.
It came just hours after IAM employee Dale Seecharan was charged with the murder.
Dale Seecharan has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Shannon Banfield and is en route to the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court.
The 38-year-old IAM and co-employee was arrested for the third time last night by officers of the homicide bureau at his St Helena home.
Banfield was found beneath boxes in the storeroom at IAM and Company on Charlotte Street on December 8, three days after she went missing.