By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men awaiting trial in connection with a triple shooting that occurred in September will be called on to answer to murder and attempted murder charges when they are formally arraigned in the Supreme Court next month.
Quentino Carey, 23, and Jakota Johnson, 19, appeared in Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment in the deaths of Mackenzie Telusnord and Mark Davis in Peardale.
They were to initially receive the documents in October and then again on December 5 but the documents were not ready and the matter was further adjourned to December 19.
When the matter was called, the VBI which contained the Crown’s case against them were presented, bringing the matter to an end in the Magistrate’s Court.
The two men are now scheduled to stand before Justice Bernard Turner of the Supreme Court on January 20, 2017 where they will be allowed to enter a plea to the charges they face.
Both men face two counts of murder and a charge of attempted murder. The murder charges fall under Section 291 (1)(B) of the Penal Code, meaning the accused will not face the discretionary death penalty if there is a conviction at the end of the Supreme Court trial.
It is alleged that the pair, being concerned together on September 13, caused the deaths of Telusnord and Davis.
It is further alleged that they attempted to cause the death of eight-year-old Avanti Morley.
According to initial police reports, shortly after 7pm, a group of men were standing outside a home when three individuals emerged from nearby bushes, They all had handguns and opened fire into the crowd.
Telusnord and Davis were struck in the body along with young Avanti, who was also shot. Telusnord died at the scene while Davis died of his injuries in hospital three hours later.
Elsworth Johnson and Domek Rolle are the respective lawyers for Johnson and Carey.