Man Accused Of Williams Murder Arraigned


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the country’s 107th murder for the year.

Sean Thompson, 24, of Nassau Village, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of intentionally causing the death of Roberto “Bonaby” Williams, 33, on September 15.

Williams, the boyfriend of Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM) President Khandi Gibson, was shot and killed by two men outside a residence near the Sadie Curtis Primary School around 8am.

Thompson was not required to enter a plea to the murder charge due to the nature of the offence.

His case will be fast tracked to the Supreme Court when a voluntary bill of indictment is presented to him at his next Magistrate’s Court appearance in November.

Thompson was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services without bail. However, he has a right to apply for bail to the Supreme Court.

A purported video of the incident – which was shared on Facebook more than 700 times and had more than 27,000 views – shows two gunmen shooting at a man who appears to be Mr Williams. The victim was shot multiple times.

In the 57-second clip – which appeared to be recorded on a cell phone from video surveillance footage outside the victim’s home – Williams is seen throwing out the trash and then walking toward a blue SUV and opening the car’s door.

Seconds after the victim approached the vehicle, two armed men, one with a white cloth covering his head, emerged and began firing at the victim.

He collapsed and the men are seen running away before escaping in a white vehicle.

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