Man Accused Of Murder To Hear Bail Decision Next Week


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN who denied committing a murder will learn next week the Crown’s position concerning his bail application.

Donathan Hanna, 25, appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs seeking bail abefore his trial concerning the September 29 death of 17-year-old William McKenzie.

However, the prosecution had only received Hanna’s affidavit in support of the bail application at the hearing and requested an adjournment of the proceedings to peruse the documents and respond accordingly.

He returns to the Supreme Court on May 25.

Hanna and Bernard Storr, 24, were initially arraigned in Magistrate’s Court last November facing a single charge of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

It is alleged that they intentionally, and by means of unlawful harm, caused the death of McKenzie.

It is further alleged that they attempted to cause the deaths of Ashward Hanna, Anwar Lightbourne, Shayne Reckley, Deiago Arnette and Dominic McKinney.

McKenzie, of Sunset Way in Sunset Park, was a recent graduate of C V Bethel High School.

The 17-year-old, and the other intended victims, were in the driveway of a home on Sunset Way playing a game of dominoes when the occupants of a champagne coloured Honda Accord armed with firearms pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off.

McKenzie was pronounced dead at the scene and the others were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The allegations were denied at a formal Supreme Court arraignment in February.

Both are scheduled to stand trial before Senior Justice Isaacs on April 18, 2018.

Jomo Campbell appeared for Hanna in yesterday’s bail hearing while Eucal Bonaby appeared for the Crown.

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