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December Date For Trial Of Pair Accused Of Shooting

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

TWO men who were arraigned last month in connection with a triple shooting that claimed two lives will have to wait until December for their case to be transferred to the Supreme Court.

Quentino Carey, 23, and 19-year-old Jakota Johnson appeared before Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment related to the deaths of Mackenzie Telusnord and Mark Davis in Peardale.

However, the documents were not ready and the matter was further adjourned to December 5.

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 all with handguns and opened fire into the crowd.

Telusnord and Davis were struck about 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.

The pair will not be allowed to enter a plea to the allegations until they are formally arraigned before a judge in the Supreme Court.

Elsworth Johnson appeared for Johnson in yesterday’s hearing while Dwayne Rolle appeared for Carey.

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