Man charged with killing Valentino McKenzie last week


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday accused of killing a 21-year-old man who was on bail for firearm charges.

Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley charged Desmond Gilbert, 28, with murder.

Ian Cargill represented the accused.

Gilbert used crutches during his arraignment.

Along with an accomplice, he allegedly shot and killed Valentino McKenzie as the man stood outside his house on First Street in Coconut Grove on October 21. The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a silver coloured Japanese vehicle.

At the time of his death, McKenzie had pending charges for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The accused was told that his case would be transferred to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI). The accused will be sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until the higher court grants him bail.

His VBI is to be served on February 8, 2024.

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