Man accused of murders

By LAMECH JOHNSON Tribune Staff Reporter ljohnson@tribunemedia.net A MAN accused of a triple shooting that killed two men and injured another was arraigned at a Magistrate's Court yesterday. Kenneth Knowles, 32, of Pinewood Gardens, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez, at Court One, Nassau Street, on two charges of murder and one attempted murder. It is alleged that on Sunday, February 12, he killed Anthony Miller, 26, and 24-year-old Alexandria Farrington, and tried to kill Olivia Sawyer. On the day in question, a man armed with a handgun opened fire on a group of people at Mackey Yard after a fight broke out at a party off Fire Trail Road shortly before 2am. As a result of the argument, Farrington and Miller were shot multiple times and died in hospital. Both were taken by private vehicle. Sawyer was also injured and hospitalised. Knowles was not required to enter a plea to the charges due to their nature. He was told that a Voluntary Bill of Indictment would be served against him on April 17. Chief Magistrate Gomez explained the Bill would speed up the trial process by sending the matter directly to the Supreme Court. He was not eligible for bail and was remanded to Her Majesty's Prison. Before he was escorted out of court, defence attorney Stanley Rolle informed the court that his client was on prescribed medication which needed to be continued. Chief Magistrate Gomez acknowledged Mr Rolle's request that the accused be allowed to continue receiving medication - blood thinners - while behind bars.


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