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Attempted Murder Suspect Seeks Bail To Be Home For Christmas

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN awaiting trial for attempted murder is seeking bail so that he can spend the holidays with his family, The Tribune has learned.

Omar Chisholm, 36, of Yamacraw Beach Estates, had his lawyers, Murrio Ducille and Krysta Mason-Smith, file an application to the Supreme Court hoping of getting a bond yesterday.

However, the bail hearing was set for the following day at 1pm, before Justice Bernard Turner.

Chisholm was initially to stand trial in the Supreme Court in April charged with the attempted murders of Kevin Johnson and Franky Pierre on October 26, 2011.

The two men were chased and shot by a man near the Esso service station on East Bay Street.

Prosecutors allege Chisholm was the culprit.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the two charges when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court in September 2012. His April 7, 2014, trial did not proceed. His case was then adjourned to September 14, 2015.

He seeks bail on the basis that he has not been tried within the three-year statute of limitations since his initial arraignment in January 2012 in Magistrate’s Court.

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