Prince Barrington Edness of Pembroke pleaded not guilty to the premeditated murder of Jason Lightbourne on July 23, 2006. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead
Prince Barrington Edness of Pembroke pleaded not guilty to the premeditated murder of Jason Lightbourne on July 23, 2006. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead

A 28-year-old man appeared in the monthly arraignment session this morning and denied murder charges from 2006.

Prince Barrington Edness of Pembroke pleaded not guilty to the premeditated murder of Jason Lightbourne on July 23, 2006.

The matter was adjourned for trial on September 8 and Mr Edness was remanded into custody.  

Meanwhile, also at arraignments, a 34-year-old man denied seven charges relating to sexual exploitation of a child.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to touching the girl six times between September 6, 2011 and September 25, 2013, while in a position of trust.

He also denied one charge of intruding on the privacy of the girl on an unknown date between January 6, 2013 and January 13, 2013.

The matter was adjourned to June 23 for trial and the defendant’s bail was extended.

In a separate case Maxwell Smith, 41, pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Deborah Araujo on November 23 and uttering threatening words to her on the same day, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill your children”.

Mr Smith will stand trial on May 5 and his bail was extended.

At arraignments this morning Tymothy Scraders pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Christian Hillen and Matthew Correia by driving  a motor vehicle dangerously on a road on July 21.

He also pleaded not guilty to failing to stop after an accident on the same day.

The matter was adjourned for trial on May 27 and will be mentioned on May 1.

John Wardman, 29, appeared in court for charges dating back to 2010.

He pleaded not guilty to failing to provide the 'necessaries of life' and not calling an ambulance for Alexander Doyle on December 27, 2010.

He also denied causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Doyle by driving a motor vehicle on a road when the proportion of alcohol in his blood was in excess of 80 miligrams.

Mr Wardman further denied driving while impaired on the same day and driving a motor vehicle on a road when the proportion of alcohol in his blood was in excess of 80 miligrams.

The matter was set for trial on June 30 and Mr Wardman’s bail was extended.