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Three Have Charges Dropped Over Murder Plot Allegations

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THREE of four persons who were arraigned concerning allegations that they had a role in a murder plot had charges against them withdrawn.

Ian Porter, 45, Jamaric Green, 30, Caryn Moss, 25, and 37-year-old Ramon Sweeting were all brought before Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes in May facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder under Section 89 (2) of the Penal Code, Chapter 84.

It was alleged that they, being concerned with others, between April 30 and May 1, conspired to murder Oneil Marshall.

While no suspect has been charged with Marshall’s murder, the quartet was arraigned within days of each other when they were informed that they would not be required to enter a plea to the allegation until the matter was transferred to the Supreme Court by way of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

However, in Tuesday’s hearing, the prosecution withdrew charges against Porter, Green and Sweeting.

The case will still proceed against Moss, however, as she is scheduled to return to Magistrate’s Court on June 28 for the VBI presentation.

Porter, Green and Sweeting were represented by lawyer Jomo Campbell.

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 Oneil Marshall, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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