Wife allegedly killed by husband, a cop, was shot 6 times in the head

The policeman who has been charged with murdering his wife during a dispute at their home in Tower Isle, St Mary last month, was denied bail when he appeared in the St Mary Parish Court on Thursday.

The accused, Detective Corporal Kirk Lawrence, was charged just over a week ago with murder in connection with the shooting death of 45-year-old Janet Hardie-Lawrence.

Prosecutors and attorneys from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) objected to bail for the accused, based on the policeman’s potential flight risk.

In denying bail, the presiding judge took into account that Hardie-Lawrence was unharmed when she was shot multiple times, including six times to the head, according to a postmortem report.

The presiding judge ordered the police officer remanded, and set a mention date of Thursday, July 11.

Police reports are that on Tuesday, May 28 at about 6:30 a.m., Lawrence and his wife, who was a businesswoman, were engaged in an argument at their house in Jamaica Beach, Tower Isle.