Two young men accused of committing a brazen shooting aboard a minibus on Saturday morning, leaving a teenager fighting for his life, will spend the Christmas season behind bars as they await their trial.
Jerome Antonio Stuart, 20, of 8th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael and Akeele Jerome St Hill, 19, of 6th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael were remanded to HMP Dodds when they appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Stuart, who was represented by attorney Andrew Willoughby, and St Hill, who had Angela Mitchell-Gittens as his counsel, are charged with unlawfully wounding Shamar Victor Corbin on December 3, with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him, or to do some serious bodily harm to him.
They are also accused of using a 9mm pistol while committing the indictable offence of wounding with intent.
The two were not required to plead to the offence.
A release earlier today from the Royal Barbados Police Force said Corbin, of 3rd Avenue, Bush Hall, St Michael was shot multiple times in the chest while on a minibus. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance, where he is still warded in “stable but critical condition”.
Stuart, who faced three additional charges of possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis, pleaded not guilty to these offences.
The two are scheduled to reappear at the District ‘A’ Criminal Court on January 6, 2017.