By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN awaiting trial in connection with a fatal shooting that was captured on video was granted bail in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Sean Thompson, 25, and his lawyer Roberto Reckley appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs requesting that the accused be released from the state’s custody while he waits for his case to be heard in the Supreme Court in November 2017 concerning the September 15, 2015 murder of Roberto “Bonaby” Williams.
There was no objection to the bail application by the prosecution.
As a result, Thompson was granted $8,000 bail with a suretor.
Thompson was charged with murder under Section 291(1)(b) of the Penal Code, which does not attract the discretionary death penalty if a conviction is reached at trial.
He denied committing the crime when formally arraigned in Supreme Court months after his initial arraignment in Magistrate’s Court.
Williams, then 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.
A purported video of the incident was shared on Facebook more than 700 times and had more than 27,000 views within a week of the incident.
Algernon Allen II appeared for the Crown in yesterday’s bail hearing.