'Most Wanted' In Court

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net ONE of the country's "most wanted murder suspects" on the re-issued wanted bulletin was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon, charged in connection with a shooting death two months ago. Elandro Emmerson Missick, 20, of Kingston Street, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane, where he was charged in connection with the September 17 killing of Damian Bowe. Bowe, 29, was shot and killed in Kemp Road on the day in question, and prosecution alleges the accused is responsible for his death. Deputy Chief Magistrate Bethel informed Missick he was not required to enter a plea to the charge due to the nature of the offence. She conveyed, after confirming with the prosecution, that a Voluntary Bill of Indictment would be served, bypassing a preliminary inquiry and allowing the matter to go directly to Supreme Court for trial. The VBI is expected to be served against him on January 12, 2012. On the issue of bail for the charge of murder, she said: "Because of the nature of the charges against Elandro Missick, this court cannot grant you bail." Before the matter was adjourned and the accused was charged in connection with a recent robbery, Roberto Reckley, defending, told the judge his client claimed to be victim of brutality and was "tazed" while in police custody. Mr Reckley requested his client "who maintains his innocence in the matter" not only be examined by a doctor but also placed in isolation at Her Majesty's Prison due to receiving information that the deceased has family members at the prison. However, she informed counsel she had no control over placing and suggested they give that information to prison officials. Missick was also charged yesterday with a robbery incident on Thursday, November 14. Prosecution alleges the accused took $59 worth of Rothmans cigarettes and Backwood cigars from the victim. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. This matter was adjourned to November 22 and 23 to receive a trial date in Court 5 before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis.


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