Former public servant Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Israel will stand trial in the High Court for the murder of his wife Arianna Taylor-Israel, a Cuban national who was employed here as a nurse.
Taylor-Israel was reportedly shot multiples times on the compound of the St. Martin’s Secondary School around 3 p.m. on January 30 this year.
Following a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) which started at the Serious Offences Court earlier this year and concluded there on Monday, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne ruled that the Prosecution had presented sufficient evidence for the accused to stand trial.
Several witnesses had testified at the PI for the Prosecution.
These included detectives from the Major Crime Unit (MCU) among them being the lead investigator- Sergeant Biorn Duncan, and Crime Scene Specialist-, Corporal Raycon John.
The Court also head evidence from several students, including the two sons of the couple.
Israel was represented by attorney Dr. Linton Lewis, while Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpleche appeared for the Crown.