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Ex-Us Marine Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

AN ex-US marine pleaded not guilty to attempted murder when formally arraigned in Supreme Court on Friday.

Bahamian-American Heath John Henry appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs accused of attempting to cause the death of Jonathan Rahming on December 30, last year.

Rahming was at his Current Island home when he was shot several times in the back by an armed man.

Henry was arraigned within a week of the incident. However, he was not allowed to enter a plea to the offence when charged in Magistrates Court.

He was given $10,000 bail a month later in Supreme Court on the condition that he stay away from the complainant and witnesses in the case, not go to Current Island, sign in at the Central Police Station and surrender all of his travel documents.

Senior Justice Isaacs told the accused that he would stand trial before Justice Bernard Turner in connection with the incident.

A status hearing was set for April 17, when the trial date will be decided.

Other arraignments took place in Supreme Court on Friday concerning murder cases.

Axanthio Thompson, 27 of Sea Breeze Lane, pleaded not guilty to the November, 2014 murder of Loren Jermaine Rolle, who was shot and killed in front of a home in Yellow Elder Gardens in November.

Thompson is to appear before Justice Indra Charles on April 13 for a trial date to be set.

Lathario Missick, 29, of Malcolm Allotment, will also appear before Justice Charles on Monday.

Missick pleaded not guilty to the January murder of Calderon Hall and attempted murder of Johnny Gueirrier and Advardo Ferguson.

Hall was sitting in his Honda Accord at Deliverance Way off Malcolm Road, when a man armed with a handgun fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot. He was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

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