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Man Granted Bail After Two Years In Custody Awaiting Murder Trial

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN, who spent more than two years in custody awaiting trial on a murder charge, was granted bail in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Dominic Moss, 25, appeared before Justice Bernard Turner for a decision from the judge on the former’s latest application for release from prison ahead of his April 23, 2014 trial, accused of slaying Renaldo Breynen.

Breynen, alias Scar, was in the area of Dunmore Street around noon that day when he was shot and killed.

Moss pleaded not guilty to the murder when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court in September 2014.

He and his lawyer Ian Cargill had previously applied to Justice Turner for bail in May 2015 where Moss had been willing to submit himself to electronic monitoring of his movements and daily reporting conditions to a police station.

Justice Turner, however, had rejected the application and had given the accused an earlier date for trial, July 4, 2016.

The judge, yesterday, acknowledged that the trial had not commenced as scheduled and was reset for June 2017, taking Moss’ case beyond the three-year statutory threshold of trial within a reasonable time set out by Parliament.

Justice Turner granted Moss $15,000 bail and ordered him to be electronically monitored.

“He is not to come in direct contact, either by himself or his agents, with any of the witnesses in this matter,” the judge stressed.

Justice Turner also imposed a daily 10pm to 6am curfew and thrice per week reporting conditions for Moss to the Elizabeth Estates police station.

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