May 10 prelim date for 2015 murder case

February 25, 2016


Two men who were arrested in connection with the 2015 gun murder of Salt Spring, St James resident, Joseph Whittaker, will make their next appearance in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on May 10.

Kevin Perry and Romeo Lindo, charged with murder in relation to Whittaker's death, were given the return date following their recent court appearance on Monday.

Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small set the date of May 10 for preliminary hearing in the matter and remanded both men in police custody, following discussions with the clerk of court on the state of the prosecution's case file.

Allegations are that in September 2015, Whittaker was engaged in a conversation with other persons in the Salt Spring community when they were pounced upon by armed men who opened fire on them.

Whittaker and two other men were shot and injured during the incident and were rushed to hospital, where Whittaker later succumbed to his injuries. Following investigations, Perry and Lindo were arrested and charged.

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