Pair Accused Of Murdering Union Leader’S Son Back In Court In December


Tribune Staff Reporter


TWO men accused of murdering the son of National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas Leader John Pinder will have to wait until December for their case to be transferred to the Supreme Court.

Jamean Johnson, 24, and Dylan Brown, 20, were due to appear before Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI). However, the documents were not ready and the matter was adjourned to December 6.

The two men are facing murder and attempted murder charges for the August 29 incident when they are alleged to have intentionally caused the death of 27-year-old John Pinder Jr and attempted to kill Kerrigan McCoy.

According to initial reports from police, on the night in question, Pinder Jr was in his Hillside Park home off Bernard Road playing video games with several male friends when unknown persons shot through a window of the home.

Pinder Jr was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene. Mr McCoy was also shot. He was rushed to hospital by ambulance and treated for his injuries.

The accused men will not be allowed to enter a plea to the charges until they are formally arraigned before a judge of the Supreme Court.


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