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Facing five charges


Facing five charges

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CLAD IN A GREY SHIRT AND BLACK PANTS, the man accused of murdering three people and seriously wounding two more sat hunched on a bench directly outside the dock in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon.

Michael Kenan Blackett, 21, maintained a serious expression as he constantly turned his head and communicated with two female supporters seated at the back of the court.

The unemployed man, of Lot 2, Apartment 2, Flat Rock, St George, set tongues wagging and questions swirling around and inside the court regarding his expected noon arrival. However, it was after 1 p.m. when Blackett was led in handcuffs through the doors of the court by two plainclothes officers.

His lawyer, Sian Lange, briefly interacted with the accused before he stood in the dock before Magistrate Graveney Bannister. The judicial officer read the charges one by one as he informed Blackett that he was not required to plead to the indictable matters. (TKS)