Jamaica Crime News, St Andrew: The 16-year-old son of dancehall entertainer Mavado, who appeared in the St Andrew Parish Court on Friday, September 21, was remanded into custody for the fifth time.
The teen was ordered to return to court on October 17, where his Attorney Bert Samuels will be expected to make another bail application.
The prosecution informed the Judge that the Post Mortem examination results have not yet returned, so a preliminary hearing cannot be set at this time.
During one of his most recent appearances, the 16-year-old denied the allegations, which are said to be the statements of the witness, 23-year-old Andre Hinds, who is also his co-accused. Hinds is being represented by Attorney-at-law Kemar Robinson.
The entertainer’s son and the older accused are facing the Court on charges of murder, arson, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm.
The teen is currently being held at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre in Kingston and is facing charges of murder committed against Lorenza Thomas, 23-year-old unemployed of Cassava Piece. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 5.
In the meanwhile, dancehall entertainer Mavado has been asked to turn himself over to the Constant Spring police for questioning, but so far he has failed to heed the orders issued by the law.
Reports by the police are that about 2:30 a.m., Thomas was at his home when armed men kicked open the door to his house. The men attacked Thomas and shot him multiple times. The victim was also chopped, and his body and house set on fire.
The dancehall artist whose real name is David Brooks, reportedly slapped a man in his face, as a retaliation from an incident between the man and the said 16-year-old son.
Shortly after, Mavado nearly lost his life when his motor car was shot up by the same man with whom he had the conflict and two other men. Following the incident, Mavado is said to have left the country for the United States and law enforcement officers stated that he is still expected to come into the police.