Keshan Bajnathsingh appeared the Siparia court yesterday morning charged with the murder of Leisha Ramnath who was beaten and strangled to death.
Magistrate Margaret Alert read the charge which alleged that he murdered Ramnath between March 29 and April 1 at Rampersad Trace, Clarke Road, Penal.
Police prosecutor Sgt Starr Jacob told the court that the file in the case was with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
A State attorney will have to be appointed in the matter.
Bajnathsingh who was represented by attorney Chris Ramlal, will next appear in court on May 13.