An arrest warrant remains in place for a man accused of trying to destroy the evidence of a murder.
The Court of Appeal ordered Randi Bain’s arrest on Monday after he missed a second date for the Crown’s appeal against his directed acquittal on charges of attempted arson and accessory after the fact.
Yesterday, his lawyer, Bernard Ferguson, presented a sick slip for Bain dated November 5, and asked for the warrant to be canceled.
Prosecutor T’shura Ambrose objected to the cancelation of the warrant in Bain’s absence. The court agreed and required Ferguson to have Bain present on November 11.
Before issuing the warrant, Justice of Appeal Stella Crane-Scott said that Bain had vanished off the radar and had last appeared in May when the matter was adjourned to September due to his lawyer’s unavailability.
Prosecutors alleged that Bain, of Mason’s Addition, set fire to a silver Nissan Primera in the parking lot of the former City Markets on Market Street in an attempt to destroy evidence of the May 1, 2016 murder of O’Neil Marshall, the principal witness in an abetment to murder case.
Bain is accused of helping Caryn Moss to avoid due process of the law. Moss was convicted of the murder conspiracy and jailed for 35 years.
Moss admitted to setting up Marshall for him to be bumped off.