Shirvon Stubbs, right, pictured outside court yesterday. He is accused of the murder of teenager Jaquan Rolle and the attempted murder of Rolle’s younger brother, 14-year-old Ashton Dorsett.
Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with one of the country’s recent murders.
Shirvon Stubbs, 22, of Yellow Elder Gardens stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing capital charges of murder and attempted murder for which he was not required to enter a plea.
It is claimed that he, on December 13, intentionally, and by means of unlawful harm, caused the death of 18-year-old Jaquan Rolle. It is further claimed that he tried to kill 14-year-old Ashton Dorsett.
On the Saturday in question, Rolle was shot multiple times and killed around 2pm after attending the funeral of his elder brother, Jermaine Rolle, who was murdered two weeks before.
Their younger brother, Ashton Dorsett was also shot, after two masked gunmen ambushed the brothers at a traffic light on Soldier Road near Robinson Road.
The gunmen reportedly jumped out of a gold coloured vehicle and shot the teens multiple times before speeding off.
The brothers were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital where Jaquan died shortly after arrival.
The 14-year-old underwent emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition, but has survived.
Concerning Jaquan’s death, Stubbs was charged with murder under Section 291 (1B) of the Penal Code, Chapter 84. A charge under this section does not attract the death penalty.
Stubbs was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until his next Magistrate’s Court appearance on February 15, 2015 when it is expected that his case will be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court.