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Man charged with murder of missing Chavelle Dillon-Burgess

Chavelle Dillon-Burgess (Photograph supplied)

A lawyer was yesterday charged with the murder of a young woman missing for ten months.

Kamal Worrell appeared in Magistrates’ Court this morning in connection with the death of Chavelle Dillon-Burgess on an unknown date between April 10 and June 11 last year.

Mr Worrell was also charged with one count of wounding Ms Dillon and seven counts of assault on her.

He was further charged with interference with an electronic tag device on November 10 last year.

The wounding charge, as well as one of the assault charges, was alleged to have happened on June 1, 2019 in Warwick.

The remaining assault charges were alleged to have happened on November 14, 2018 in Warwick.

Mr Worrell, from Warwick, was not required to enter a plea for the unlawful killing, wounding or assault charges as the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.

But he elected to have the electric tag charge heard in Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Ms Dillon-Burgess, the mother of a two-year-old son, was reported missing last April.

She was last known to be in contact with family and friends last April 11 and was last seen at her home on Hillview Road, Warwick.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe released Mr Worrell on $50,000 bail with two sureties of $25,000 each.

He was ordered to wear an electronic tag, visit Hamilton Police Station four times a week and adhere to a curfew from 9pm to 6am.

Mr Worrell was also ordered to turn over his passport.

He was further bailed for $1,000 for the electronic tag case and ordered to appear in Magistrates’ Court on March 29.

The remaining charges are expected to be called in the Supreme Court during the April arraignments session.

Ms Dillon-Burgess was reported missing by her mother on April 30, about two weeks before her 27th birthday.

She worked at the Fairmont Southampton and was a newly recruited Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said yesterday that a search for the body of Ms Dillon was still under way and that they were still offering a $50,000 reward for anyone with information of her whereabouts.

He added: “BPS family liaison officers have supported Chavelle’s family through the past year, a period that has been one of great suffering.

“The family are grateful for the assistance provided by the BPS and have asked that we convey their thanks to the public for their assistance as well.”

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