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Triple Murder Suspect Has Bail Revoked After Breach Of Conditions

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A JUDGE yesterday revoked the $30,000 bail bond of a man being electronically monitored ahead of his trial for a triple murder.

Justice Bernard Turner told 35-year-old Timothy Saunders that he breached the conditions of bail when he failed to report to a police station and did not charge up his electronic monitoring device, which resulted in him not being able to be tracked.

Saunders, who was granted bail in October 2012 by a former Supreme Court judge, claimed he was set up by police whom he claimed had not allowed him to sign in on the days ordered by the court.

However, Justice Turner was not convinced of his explanation and told him that his suretors will have to appear before him on January 30, 2015 to explain their failure in ensuring that he complied with the bail conditions of the court.

Saunders, with 42-year-old Shawn Knowles, is accused of the July 30, 2011, murders of Edward Braynen, Chackara Rahming and Erica Ward.

Ward was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.

It is claimed that the men entered the victims’ Montgomery Avenue apartment that afternoon and fatally shot them.

They were not charged with the death of the unborn baby because the child, under Bahamian law, was not considered a person.

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