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Murder Suspect Seeking Bail

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A CAT Island man waiting for his murder case to be fast tracked to the Supreme Court for trial appeared before a judge seeking to be granted bail.

Justice Bernard Turner deferred the bail application to March 15, a day after 31-year-old Jason Glinton, of Devil’s Point, is scheduled to be served with a Voluntary Bill of Indictment in Magistrates Court.

Glinton faces one charge of murder. It is claimed that between October 5 and October 18, in Cat Island, he intentionally caused the death of an unidentified man.

The man’s charred remains were discovered by police shortly before midnight on October 18 after officers were notified of a “strange odour” near a track road in Devil’s Point.

Glinton, at his arraignment last October, was told by Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez that he was not required to enter a plea to the charge due to its nature and that his case would be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial.

The accused was also told that he was not be eligible for bail as the court did not have the jurisdiction to grant it.

Glinton was scheduled to return to Magistrates Court on January 28, 2013 to receive the VBI.

However, he was not brought down to court, nor was the VBI ready. Then, in February, the VBI presentation was again stood down, this time until March 14.

In yesterday’s proceedings, Glinton’s attorney Krista Mason-Smith, an associate of Murrio Ducille, sought bail for her client as he waits to be arraigned in the Supreme Court.

However, Justice Turner stood the matter down to March 15.
Glinton was remanded to custody until that time.

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