Two young men jointly charged with murder and another accused of assisting them were remanded to prison today.
Keemo Antonio Bryan, 24, and Kenaz Aaron Crichlow, 19, both of Rock Gap, Baxters Road, St Michael are accused of murdering Jeremiah Grannum on April 26.
The two are also alleged to have damaged a siding board, case and wooden chair belonging to Kerri-Ann Stuart; unlawfully and maliciously or recklessly engaged in conduct that placed Tanya Powlett in danger of death or serious bodily harm as well as damaged a door belonging to her. All the offences are alleged to have been committed on the same date.
Bryan who was represented by attorney-at-law Angella Mitchell-Gittens and Crichlow who had Neville Reid as his defence lawyer were not required to plead to the indictable charges when they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning. They will reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on June 15.
Meantime Edward Junior George, 26, a well digger, from Kensington New Road, St Michael is charged that, between April 26 and May 9, in the Holetown jurisdiction, he knowing or believing that Crichlow and Bryan had committed murder did without lawful authority or excuse assisted them by providing the two with food, an act with intent to impede their apprehension or prosecution. No plea was taken. The accused was remanded by Magistrate to Doods until May 26 to reappear in the District ‘E’ Holetown Magistrates’ Court .
George, who also had Reid as his legal counsel, is further charged that in the District ‘A’ jurisdiction he did carry a firearm without a valid licence to do so on April 26. That charge is indictable.
He will return before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on June 15.