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Murder accused claims life may be in jeopardy at prison

The attorney for a man who was charged with murder said yesterday that his client is in fear for his life because his alleged victims are either working or being detained at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

Rodman Knowles, 20, was charged yesterday with the June 12 murder of Bernard Ancestor and the attempted murder of Tamiko Major.

Knowles appeared before Magistrate Carolyn Vogt Evans.

He was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

Knowles will return to court December 5 for service of a voluntary bill of indictment.

His attorney, Barry Smith told the court that his client was in fear for his safety at the prison noting that one of his alleged victims was a prison officer.

He added that Knowles was also the victim of a recent shooting and that his alleged attackers were currently at the prison as well.

Vogt Evans ordered that Knowles remain isolated during his time at the department of corrections.

Travis Cartwright-Carroll

Assistant Editor at The Nassau Guardian
Travis Cartwright-Carroll is the assistant editor. He covers a wide range of national issues. He joined The Nassau Guardian in 2011 as a copy editor before shifting to reporting. He was promoted to assistant news editor in December 2018.
Education: College of The Bahamas, English

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