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Bail Revoked As Accused Man Breaches Bail Conditions

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A JUDGE who previously granted a man $30,000 bail revoked it after the electronically-monitored murder accused breached his bail conditions while awaiting trial.

Valentino Dorsett, of Nassau Village is now on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, Fox Hill until his September 22, 2014, trial before Justice Carolita Bethell concerning the August 7, 2009, murder of Tagia Soles-Armony.

On the day in question, a gunman shot Soles-Armony as she breast-fed her son while sitting in her Honda Accord, which was parked outside her mother’s home in Sea Breeze.

Soles-Armony, who lived in St Kitts with her husband, was in town to visit her family.

In June 2011, Dorsett was granted bail in the Supreme Court after his constitutional right to trial within a reasonable time – three years – had been breached despite his case being fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial through service of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.

On Monday, Director of Public Prosecutions Vinette Graham-Allen made an application to Senior Justice Jon Isaacs to revoke the bond of the accused, granted two years ago.

Their basis for the application was that Dorsett failed to report to the police station and missed his last court appearance.

Dorsett could not give an explanation that was acceptable to the court, hence his bail was revoked and he was remanded into custody to await trial before Justice Bethell.

The judge told the accused that his failure to comply had cost his suretors $20,000.

Terrel Butler appeared for Dorsett in those proceedings.

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