By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN awaiting trial concerning an alleged murder plot was granted $20,000 bail in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Ramon Sweeting, 37, appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for a bail application that was argued by his lawyer Jomo Campbell.
The Coral Harbour resident’s application was unopposed, leading the court to exercise its discretion to grant Sweeting a bond ahead of trial.
Sweeting was arraigned three weeks ago in Magistrate’s Court facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder under Section 89 (2) of the Penal Code, Chapter 84.
It is alleged that he, being concerned with others between April 30 and May 1, conspired to murder Oneil Marshall.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, May 1, police were on mobile patrol when they saw smoke coming from a vehicle in the parking lot of the old City Meat Market building located off Market Street north, according to initial police reports.
Police examined the vehicle and found the body of an adult male with gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as Marshall, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jamaric Green, 30, Caryn Moss, 25, and 45-year-old Ian Porter were also arraigned on the same charge concerning the incident.
However, no one has been charged with Marshall’s actual murder to date.
The matter is to be transferred to the Supreme Court by way of a voluntary bill of indictment. The presentation of the indictment is scheduled for June 21.
They will be allowed to enter a plea to the allegations when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court.