Man And Teenage Girl Charged With Four Counts Of Attempted Murder


Tribune Staff Reporter


A 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on four counts of attempted murder.

It is alleged that Michael Newland and the accused teen, whose identity has been withheld because of her age, intended to cause death by unlawful harm to four people who were shot last week.

The pair was not required to enter a plea, as they will be served with a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) that will fast track the matter to the Supreme Court.

This is scheduled to take place on August 10.

Newland was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services while the teen was remanded to the Willamae Pratt Centre for Girls.

According to initial police reports, the shooting took place around 10.30pm in an area off Wulff Road on July 29.

In an earlier report, police said a group of people was standing outside a home on Key West Street when a man with a handgun fired several shots at them before fleeing on foot.

Two adult males, an adult female, a four-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy were injured and were taken to the hospital after the incident, according to earlier reports.

The young girl was shot in the head.

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