Attempted murder case dropped


Tribune Court Reporter


THE prosecution dropped its case against a man who was accused of attempted murder after the complainant withdrew the charges.

This came a day after the accused had been denied bail for the same offence before Senior Justice Bernard Turner in the Supreme Court.

Mario Brown, 32, represented by attorney Ian Cargill, stood before Magistrate Shaka Serville on a charge of attempted murder.

Brown was alleged to have attempted to kill Richard Turnquest with a handgun on September 4.

In a previous court appearance, it was indicated to the prosecution that the complainant wished to drop the charges.

Upon receiving a letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin, Magistrate Serville informed the accused that the prosecution was no longer going to pursue its case.

This resulted in Brown being officially discharged for the matter. Before leaving court, Mr Cargill stated his intention to bring this recent development to Justice Turner’s attention.

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