Murder suspect arraigned
Stephon Russell, of Garden Hills, made his initial court appearance before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday charged with last month’s murder of Tamal Forbes-Stubbs.
The 18-year-old was not required to enter a plea to the allegation that he shot and killed Forbes-Stubbs at Baker Street, off Market Street, on November 21, 2011.
Russell also appeared in court on unrelated charges of armed robbery and receiving.
Police allege that on October 11, 2011, Russell robbed five people, at gunpoint, of personal items and received the stolen goods.
Gomez remanded Russell to prison, as he does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail for the offenses.
Prosecutors plan to transfer the matters to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment on February 16.