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42-Year-Old On Murder Charge

Seron McQueen outside court. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

Seron McQueen outside court. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

By NICO SCAVELLA

Tribune Staff Reporter

nscavella@tribunemedia.net

A 42-year-old was remanded to prison yesterday over allegations he murdered another man outside of an abandoned building on Hospital Lane earlier this month.

Seron McQueen, of Dean’s Lane, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on a murder charge stemming from Barron “Jam Dawg” Roberts’ death on May 4. McQueen was further charged with being in possession of a black .40 Luger pistol and 15 live rounds of ammunition on May 7. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and will return to court at a later date for trial.

Concerning Roberts’ murder, according to initial police reports, shortly after midnight on the date in question, a group of persons were sitting in front of an abandoned building on Hospital Lane, when they were approached by a lone gunman who opened fire in their direction. One of the men ended up getting hit. The gunman fled on foot. Paramedics were called to the scene and attempted to revive the victim but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

McQueen was not required to enter a plea to the charge and the matter was adjourned to June 19 for service of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI). Bail was denied and he was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) in the interim. He has a right to apply to the Supreme Court for bail.

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