Man charged in killing of two people on Market Street last year held in jail


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was charged yesterday with killing two people last year on Market Street.

Shanton Swain, 22, was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.

Swain allegedly shot and killed Leonardo Collie and Theodore Thompson while they stood on Market Street on March 17, 2022.

The accused pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He is expected to return to court on July 6 to get a trial date. Until then, he will remain on remand at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

Another man was fined for breaching his bail while released for a pending murder charge and an alleged botched bid to kill a police officer.

Lorenzo Wilson, 25, was charged with five counts of bail violation.

He was granted bail while awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the death of Deano Gordon and the attempted murder of Superintendent Johnson on Hampton Street in 2020.

While on release for those charges, between March 27 and April 9, Wilson breached his court-ordered residential curfew five times.

After pleading guilty to the charges, he was fined $2,500. He will face six months in prison if he fails to pay. He was also placed on 18 months probation. If found in default, he could face a nine-month prison term.

He is expected to pay $600 of his fine before his release, with the remaining balance to be paid off by June 29.

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