Man Arraigned for Murder of Father
The suspect is believed to suffer from a psychiatric disorder; lawyer asks for evaluation
A 24-year-old man was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, charged with the murder of his father.
A soft-spoken Selwyen Seymour faced Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt for murder charges for intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of Dwight Ricardo Seymour.
On Monday, police were alerted to a body found buried about 50 feet in a shallow grave, in a yard, in #1 Gardens Hills.
Police confirmed they had a male relative in custody, in relation to the matter.
Younger Seymour was not required to enter a plea.
His attorney Ian Cargill requested that Seymour be remanded to the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center for a psychological evaluation.
But Magistrate Ferguson-Pratt denied the request stating that a moratorium on the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center due to the coronavirus pandemic, prevents Seymour from seeing a psychiatrist.
She said as soon as it becomes practical, she will allow Seymour a psychological evaluation.
One family member sat in the Magistrate’s Court to hear the charges read against Seymour.
Seymour returns to court on May 27th at 12 noon.