Deejay charged for murder
An entertainer accused of murder was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. Charged with murder is 31-year-old AndrE Cousins, who goes by the stage name Jah-Shawn.
His lawyer told the court that the accused was remorseful over the incident, but his client was left with no choice as he could have died in the incident.
The lawyer also told the court that Cousins, during a question and answer session, said "It's the mercy of God why I am alive now."
The court was told, however, that on January 16 at about 5:30 p.m., Cousins used a motorcycle to hit down the now deceased with whom, Crown witnesses say, he had a longstanding dispute.
The court also heard that when the now-deceased man got up from the ground, the two engaged in a tussle and a knife was brought into play. The knife was used to stab the man repeatedly. The man ran away but later collaped. He was assisted to the Kingston Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Cousins' attorney told the court that his client made contact with him and turned himself in to the police. Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey granted the accused bail with one or two sureties. The post-mortem in the matter was outstanding.
As condition of his bail, Cousins is to surrender all his travel documents and a stop order placed at all ports. He is to return to court on March 21.