Tensions ran high as a Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine was charged today with murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Able Seaman Jevon Seymour, 35, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with the April 28 murder of Petty Officer Percival Perpall and the attempted murders of his colleagues Calvin Hanna and Ellis Rahming at Government House.
Seymour was not required to enter pleas to the charges and has been remanded to prison.
He next returns to court on June 20.
Perpall’s bereaved family were upset after the magistrate allowed the defendant to speak to his relatives in court.
One of Perpall’s daughters shouted, “He could speak to his family but our daddy dead.”