By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with the country’s 95th homicide of the year.
Ricardo Brown, 26, of Chippingham, appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes in Court 8 facing a charge of murder concerning the November 8 fatal shooting of 22-year-old Timothy Rolle.
Brown was not required to enter a plea to the capital offence.
On the evening in question, around 11pm, Rolle was found dead at Myrton Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police responded to reports of gunfire in the Baldwin Avenue area when they discovered Mr Rolle’s lifeless body with gunshot wounds in the right side of his head.
Mr Rolle, also known as “Rat”, was a resident of Bethel Avenue.
Police prosecutor, ASP Ercell Dorsett, informed the court that the Crown would be fast-tracking the case to Supreme Court for trial through service of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.
That presentation is scheduled for December 16 before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt in Court 9.
He remanded Brown to Her Majesty’s Prison until completion of the trial.
The accused was not represented in yesterday’s proceedings, although The Tribune understands his attorney Ian Cargill was not present because the arraignment happened earlier than scheduled.