Man charged with murder of Frantwion Newton


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN has been charged with a double shooting off Market Street that left a young man dead last week.

Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley yesterday charged Davanno Miller, 25, with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Miller is accused of driving up to Frantwion “Lefty” Newton and Romeo Cooper as they stood on Dean’s Alley off Market Street on July 20. He is accused of pulling out a black Taurus G3 9mm pistol and shooting the two men before fleeing the scene in a white Japanese vehicle.

While Mr Cooper recovered at the hospital, Mr Newton, 23, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Miller’s case will be transferred to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment to be served on October 31.

Before he was sent to prison, Miller requested to be fitted with a monitoring device should the Supreme Court grant him bail.

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