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Constable Noel Maitland to make first court appearance Friday

Constable Noel Maitland, who has been charged with the murder of social media personality Donna-Lee Donaldson, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday.

This was disclosed in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday morning.

Mr. Maitland's attorney, Christopher Townsend, who appeared in court, said information was not initially provided on the specific court date. 

He said he saw via social media that the constable was to appear in court on Thursday, but despite his team making checks, "nobody could tell us - including the investigating officer - when the matter would be put before the court". 

The attorney contended that the lack of information suggested no one was "in charge". 

After showing up in court Thursday based on the information he saw on social media, the lawyer said he was informed that Mr. Maitland's first court appearance was in fact to be on Friday.  

Constable Maitland was charged on August 2 following an investigation by the Major Investigation Division (MID).

Miss Donaldson was reported missing on July 13, two days after she went to visit Constable Maitland at his St. Andrew apartment.

The police believe she was murdered on July 12.

Her body has not been found, however, investigators say they have forensic evidence to show that Miss Donaldson was killed in the apartment and her body later dumped.