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Murder Suspect Fears For His Life From Alleged Killers In Jail

Deangelo Moss, 23, of Nassau Village, with is charged with the October 2014 murder of Jermaine Minnis.

Deangelo Moss, 23, of Nassau Village, with is charged with the October 2014 murder of Jermaine Minnis.

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN arraigned on a murder charge in Magistrate’s Court yesterday expressed fear for his life from persons in prison allegedly connected to the killings of his brothers.

Deangelo Moss, 23, of Nassau Village, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing a single charge of murder in the October 10, 2014, death of Jermaine Minnis.

Minnis was shot and killed at Williams Street in Nassau Village on the evening in question.

Moss was informed that he would not be required to enter a plea to the charge.

He was further told that he would be remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until his March 31 reappearance for the case to be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court.

It was then that the unrepresented accused told the chief magistrate that the alleged culprits behind the killings of his two brothers were reportedly housed in the maximum-security unit at the prison and he wished not to be remanded to the same section.

The magistrate made a note of his concerns and the names of the men to inform the commissioner of prisons.

Attempted murder

Also remanded to prison yesterday was 20-year-old Roy Stubbs, who was accused of being the third person behind a near-fatal shooting that took place on New Year’s eve.

Like Cordero Pedican and Robert Madder, Stubbs is claimed to have intentionally used unlawful harm in an attempt to kill four people: Carlton Sweeting, Cleo Sweeting, Corporal George Ward and Inspector Reynard Wood.

The accused, due to the nature of the offences, was not allowed to enter a plea to the charges, as the case is to be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court on March 2.

Stubbs was further charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition. The offence was allegedly committed on January 22.

He pleaded not guilty to possession of a Black Springfield 9mm pistol and 10 live rounds of ammunition for the weapon.

Concerning this case, he returns to court on February 17 to learn which court will preside over his trial.

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