Man accused of attempted murder kept on remand

A 25-year-old St George’s man accused of an attempted gun murder will spend at least two more weeks in custody after his bail application was delayed because his lawyer is overseas.

Taaj Muhammad appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday and explained Simone Smith-Bean, who represents him, was off the island. Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case until August 6.

It was alleged in Magistrates’ Court on July 15 that Mr Muhammad attempted “unlawfully to cause the death of” Kenneth Wade on June 13.

He was also charged with using a firearm in an indictable offence.

Mr Muhammad faced alternative charges that he unlawfully shot Mr Wade “with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm” and that he used a firearm in an indictable offence — “the shooting with intent” of Mr Wade.

He did not enter a plea because the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.

It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.

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