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Teens Charged With Murder Of Student Have Case Fast-Tracked To Supreme Court

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THREE teens charged with the murder of a 12th grade Doris Johnson Senior High School student had their case fast-tracked to the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The teens, aged 15, 16 and 18, returned to Magistrate’s Court for the expected presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) instead of a preliminary inquiry being held concerning the December 9 stabbing death of Adonai Wilson.

At the initial VBI presentation set for January 28, the trio were informed by Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt that the Crown required an additional month to further review the matter and produce the indictment that would facilitate the transfer of the case to the higher court.

In Thursday's proceeding, the charge of murder remained and the accused were informed they are scheduled to appear before Justice Bernard Turner on March 18 in the Supreme Court.

On that occasion they will be allowed to enter a plea to the allegation.

According to initial reports, Wilson, a 16-year-old student, was stabbed multiple times during an argument with several other school students shortly after school was dismissed early because of exams. He died in hospital a short time later.

The murder took place around 2pm on Prince Charles Drive and a graphic cell phone video of the incident was spread on social media.

All three teens are currently on remand at the Department of Correctional Services.

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