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16-y-o boy on murder rap remanded

Tuesday, June 24, 2014    

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A 16-year-old student who, along with an 18-year-old man, has been accused of strangling another man to death was on Thursday denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court

The minor was arrested and charged along with Romaine Forbes for the June 2 murder of 18-year-old David Wilson of Paisley Road in Kingston.

The court heard that both accused held Wilson and choked him to death during a dispute on Slipe Road in Kingston. It is also alleged that the accused used a machete to chop the deceased man and left him on a sidewalk.

But on Thursday when the matter was mentioned, the juvenile's attorney, Shauna-gaye Mitchell, told the court that her client was innocent during a bail application.

She said that her client and Wilson had a dispute over a petty issue and that Wilson threatened to kill her client. However, she said during an ensuing tussle between her client and Wilson, he fell and was choked to death by Forbes.

"My client had nothing to do with it," she said "And my client did not prompt him (Forbes)."

However, Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey refused the application and remanded the minor in custody until June 27. Forbes was not brought before the court on Thursday.

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