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Marine denied bail

The man accused of the murder of Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Petty Officer Percival Philip Perpall and the attempted murders of Calvin Hanna and Ellis Rahming at Government House was denied bail yesterday. 

His attorney said he intends to “immediately” appeal the matter.

Able Seaman Jevon Seymour, who was noticeably slimmer since his first court appearance on April 28, showed no emotion after Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hilton denied his bail application.

Hilton said, “The court does not find it appropriate, at this time, to grant bail.”

Seymour’s attorney, Murrio Ducille, told The Nassau Guardian that the decision would be appealed immediately.

A gunman, who investigators say is Seymour, opened fire on Perpall and his colleagues in the guard room at Government House, police said. However, Perpall was the only casualty.

Seymour is due to appear before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on July 24 to receive his voluntary bill of indictment (VBI), which will fast-track the case to the Supreme Court for trial.

The VBI presentation was initially set for June 20 but the documents were not ready.

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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