Two facing court over vehicular manslaughter


Tribune Court Reporter


TWO MEN were granted $10,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on two separate charges of vehicular manslaughter.

Jameson Virgile, 27, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of causing a fatal accident on February 24 that left his two-month-old infant son dead.

According to a police report at around 9.12am, the accident occurred at the intersection of Prince Charles Drive and Soldier Road.

There, investigators discovered a three-car collision involving a silver Honda Civic, burgundy 2011 Suzuki Solio van and a white Suzuki Swift. The white Swift reportedly left the scene before officers arrived.

The accused was driving the overturned Solio that had a woman and his infant son Jayceon Virgile inside. All of that vehicle’s passengers were taken to the hospital after the accident. However, the infant died of his injuries.

In court, due to the nature of the offence, Virgile was informed he was not required to enter a plea. He was then informed that his case would proceed by way of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment (VBI) and that the matter would continue before the Supreme Court.

The chief magistrate then granted the accused $10,000 bail with one or two sureties. Under the conditions of his bail, Virgile is required to sign in by 6pm at the Carmichael Road Police Station on the 18th of every month.

He is to return to court for service of his VBI on November 30.

The second accused, Gerad Rolle, 45, also stood before the Chief Magistrate on a vehicular manslaughter charge. Rolle also faced further charges of failing to remain stationary after an accident and failing to report an accident within 24 hours.

At 11.10pm on April 21, Rolle is accused of driving dangerously west on West Bay Street which led to the death of Charles Fox after he was struck by his vehicle.

Rolle is further alleged to have fled the scene immediately after the accident and then failing to report it within 24 hours.

In court, he was not required to enter a plea and was informed that the matter would proceed by way of a VBI. Rolle was also told his case would be heard in the Supreme Court. He was granted $12,000 bail with one or two sureties on condition he sign in at the Cable Beach Police Station on the 20th of every month by 6pm.

Rolle’s VBI will also be served on November 30.

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