Investigators made ‘grave oversight’

Investigators yesterday admitted a “grave oversight” by failing to put a shooting victim on the witness list in an attempted murder case.

The omission was pointed out when Shannon Wilson, a 23-year-old Pinewood Gardens resident, made his initial court appearance for the attempted murder of police reservist Adena Sherman-Young.

Young, the wife of retired Police Superintendent Robert Sherman-Young, was shot in the head while outside their home at Boatswain Hill on April 1.

Wilson was not required to enter a plea to the charge at his arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt and has been remanded to prison.

He returns to court on September 4 for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment.

Wilson’s lawyer, David Cash, pointed out that the virtual complainant’s name was missing from the witness list.

Prosecutor Samantha Miah said that investigators said that they “had made a grave oversight that was being corrected”.

Cash also said that no one from Migrafill Security was on the witness list, although Wilson was wearing an electronic monitoring device when the offense was committed.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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