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Accused Of Killing A Man For A Gold Chain

By LAMECH JOHNSON


Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was denied bail yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the recent shooting death of a retired utilities worker during a robbery.

Dexter Rolle, 21, of Bailou Hill Road South, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday without an attorney.

Rolle was charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

It is claimed that on Tuesday, August 28, he caused the death of Earnest Hepburn, who he also tried to rob.

Hepburn, a 61-year-old retired Water and Sewerage Corporation worker, was on the porch of his Inagua Way home playing dominoes with a friend shortly before 1pm.

He was approached by a gunman who snatched his gold chain from around his neck before shooting him.

Chief Magistrate Gomez told the accused he was not required to enter a plea to the charges and that his case would be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial through a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.

“You are not eligible to receive bail in the Magistrates Court. If you want bail, you’ll have to apply to the Supreme Court,” the chief magistrate told Rolle.

The accused was remanded to prison until the completion of his trial. He returns to court on December 6.

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