Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The 16-year-old teenage son of dancehall entertainer Mavado, who appeared in the St Andrew Parish Court to answer to murder charges, was again denied bail and remanded into custody until September 21.
Attorney-At-Law Bert Samuels, who is representing the teenager, again made all attempts in his bail application to convince the Judge to grant bail when they appeared in Court on Friday, September 15, but the Judge would have none of it.
The 16-year-old teenager denied the allegations which are said to be the statements of the witness who is also his co-accused 23-year-old co-accused Andre Hinds.
Both accused are facing the Court on charges of murder, arson, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm.
Andre Hinds is being represented by Attorney Kemar Robinson.
The son of the dancehall artist is currently being held at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre in Kingston.
Both accused have been charged with the murder of Lorenza Thomas, 23-year-old unemployed of Cassava Piece, which occurred on Tuesday, June 5.
Mavado was also asked to turn himself over to the Constant Spring police for questioning, but he is yet to do so. He has since fled the country and failed to heed to 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 then 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 visit the police station.