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Bail denied

The Magistrates Court has denied bail to Kennison Charles of Grand bay who is wanted by the US on several charges including First Degree Murder, voluntary Man Slaughter, First-degree assault; third-degree assault, unauthorized use of a firearm causing murder, unauthorized use of a firearm during voluntary manslaughter among other charges.

The US wants Charles extradited after he fled the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) in 2016 after he was involved in an altercation leading to the death of an individual.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Evelina Baptiste had objected to bail, with defense lawyer David Bruney arguing that Charles was not a flight risk.

Bruney asked the court to impose conditions to which his client would abide.

Magistrate Pearl Williams stated that “the court was satisfied that the fugitive was aware of the allegations against him and so the likelihood of him absconding if granted bail is great.

She denied bail. The matter was adjourned to March 9, 2021.

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