Lawyer appointed for man accused of murdering British man at Guest House
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CLARENDON, Jamaica - An attorney has been assigned to represent the 23-year-old Clarendon man charged in connection with the death of a British resident who was shot at a guesthouse in Bogue Hill, St James in January this year.

Javaughn Brown of Baillieston, Clarendon has been charged with the murder of Sean Patterson, 33, a personal trainer from West London in Britain who was visiting Jamaica.

READ: Clarendon man charged with murder of British citizen

When the matter came before presiding judge Sasha-Marie Smith-Ashley at the St James Parish Court on Wednesday, attorney-at-law Suwayne Phillips accepted an assignment to represent the accused man.

Owing to the fact that Phillips is newly assigned to the case and would need to take further instructions, no bail application was made on Brown’s behalf.

Smith-Ashley remanded him in custody until June 26 when the case will be heard again.

Allegations are that at about 12:10 pm, Patterson was at a guest house when a gunman approached him and opened gunfire, hitting him in the upper body.

The police were summoned and Patterson was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Brown was subsequently arrested during an operation in Kingston by members of the Counter-terrorism and Organised Crime Branch.

The investigative file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution, who ruled that Brown be charged with murder and using a prohibited weapon to commit murder.

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