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Murder Suspect Is Remanded To Prison

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on an attempted murder charge.

Dennis Mather, 25, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy accused of attempting to cause the death of Olien Pierre on May 11.

Shortly after midnight on May 11, Pierre was standing outside of a house on Homestead Street, when an armed gunman approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. Pierre was to taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Mather was informed by the magistrate that he would not be allowed to enter a plea to the charge until he is formally arraigned before a judge of the Supreme Court.

She said his case would be forwarded to the higher court when he returns before her on October 20 to be presented with a voluntary bill of indictment facilitating the transfer.

Due to the nature of the offence, Mather was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

However, he has the right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

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