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Death penalty sought for boy’s alleged killer

Prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old man with capital murder in the deaths of Eugene Woodside Jr. and Dennis Moss.
Lloyd Minnis, 25, of Coral Harbour, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on Tuesday on two counts of capital murder.

Woodside, age eight, was killed by a stray bullet as he did his homework at his home at Rosebud Street. Police said that Moss, who also died in the incident, was the gunman’s intended target.

If convicted of the crimes, Minnis is eligible for the death penalty, as he is charged under section 291 (1)(a) of the Penal Code.

Minnis, who is represented by Attorney Ian Cargill, was not required to enter pleas to the charges at his first court appearance.

Minnis next returns to court on December 7. At that time, it is expected that he will be committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court.

The committal process has been fast-tracked by a voluntary bill of indictment

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
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