Teens accused of murder complain about prison conditions
Three teens charged with the December 9 murder of Doris Johnson Senior High School student Adonai Wilson yesterday told a magistrate that they were not fed over the Christmas holidays and subsisted on crackers and Tampico juice.
The accused, ages 18, 15 and 16, made the complaints when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.
Ferguson-Pratt had initially remanded the younger boys to the Simpson Penn School For Boys, but they were sent to prison after the officer in charge of the facility deemed them a security risk.
The father of one of the boys said the boys were shackled in the cell.
The chief magistrate said she was unable to do anything about how they were being housed.
Another boy claimed that an individual had threatened to make their lives “hell” while in prison.
However, the chief magistrate said she was unable to inform the head of the prison as the boy did not know the name of the person who made the threat.
Wilson, a 16-year-old student of Doris Johnson Senior High School, was stabbed multiple times during a fight with other students.
The murder took place around 2 p.m. on Prince Charles Drive and a graphic cell phone video of the incident was spread on social media.