Attempted Murder Case Fast-Tracked


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN whose attempted murder case was fast-tracked to the Supreme Court told a magistrate yesterday that he was with his girlfriend at the time of the alleged incident.

Lamon Johnson, 34, of Canterbury Park, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) concerning the November 27, 2014, attempted killing of Laurette Johnson.

During yesterday’s proceedings, Johnson was presented with documents and evidence of the Crown’s case against him. He was also informed by the chief magistrate of his right to give an alibi immediately to the court or to the Attorney General’s Office within 21 days, as they would not be allowed to do so during the trial.

“I was not there,” the accused said, adding that he was “by my girlfriend’s house in Baillou Hill Heights”.

The claim was recorded and the accused signed papers confirming receipt of the bundle of evidence.

He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until his next court appearance on April 10 before Justice Bernard Turner in the Supreme Court.

Also to appear before Justice Turner on that date is 22-year-old Calvert Hart, of Jubilee Gardens.

Hart was served with a VBI concerning the alleged rape of an 18-year-old girl on January 4.

Hart opted to provide his alibi within 21 days to the Office of the Attorney General.

He was remanded to prison until his next court appearance.

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