By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO MEN accused of being responsible for the country’s 26th homicide for the year were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon.
Dominic Thompson, 26, of Church Hill Drive, and Julien McKenzie, 22, of Albatros Avenue, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell and were charged in connection with the attempted robbery and murder of Domingo Duncan.
It is claimed that on Sunday, April 7, while armed with a handgun, the pair attempted to rob the 37-year-old Ocean Club employee before killing him.
Thompson and McKenzie were told they were not required to enter a plea to the charges due to their nature and that their case would be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial through a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.
That Bill is scheduled to be served on July 15 of this year.
Thompson was arraigned on another charge along with 25-year-old Evans Ferguson of Kenilworth Street.
It is claimed the pair committed armed robbery on April 7.
It is alleged that while armed with a handgun, they robbed Jeffery Rodgers of a $500 Blackberry Bold cell phone, a $900 black and gold Bulova watch, a $2,300 Gucci gold chain and $150 cash.
They were not required to enter a plea to this charge and they are scheduled to be served with a VBI on July 15.
The magistrate told them that they would be remanded to prison in the meantime, because they were not eligible for bail.
McKenzie retained Nathan Smith to represent him while Thompson and Ferguson are represented by Ian Cargill.