Dressed in a black, red and white sweat suit, handcuffed and wearing ankle restraints, Cyril Ashton McPhee of Morgans Drive, South Bimini was escorted to court yesterday, where he was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court 1 on Murder and Possession of Unlicensed Firearm with the intent to supply, three counts of Unlicensed Firearm and two counts of Possession of Ammunition.
The 18-year-old South Bimini resident’s court appearance stemmed from a fatal shooting incident, which took place on that quaint island on Saturday, March 11.
According to police information, shortly after 12 noon police on South Bimini were called to an apartment complex where residents reported there were sounds of gunshots.
On arrival officers learned that two male relatives were involved in a domestic altercation, which resulted in one of the males, a 21 year old, being shot.
The victim was transported to the local clinic for medical assistance; however, he succumbed to his injury.
Officers, while conducting their initial investigations and collecting evidence at the scene recovered two firearms.
McPhee was later, taken into custody.
Attorney Ashley T. Carroll of Shurland and Co. represented McPhee in Thursday’s (March 16) hearing. He was not required to plea and was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) in New Providence, until July 5, 2017, for a preliminary inquiry.
In another unrelated matter, 42-year-old Greg Israel Pinder of Easter Avenue was also arraigned in Magistrate Court in Grand Bahama on Rape and Armed Robbery charges. He appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court 2.
This is in connection to the rape of a 61-year-old woman who was also robbed of cash and an assortment of jewelry at knifepoint back in October 2015.
He was not required to enter a plea.
The matter was adjourned to Tuesday, May 23, 2017 for trial.
He was remanded to the BDCS in New Providence, until that date.
Published Friday, March, 17, 2017