Man suspected of murdering ex granted bail

A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend last month was on Monday granted $30,000 bail with two sureties.

Lynden Vincent, 47, sought bail for the October 31 murder of Patrice Sawyer on medical grounds, claiming that his diabetes was not being properly managed at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

On the other hand, prosecutors objected to his release, citing the strength of the evidence that they intend to present at a trial.

Sawyer was gunned down outside of her home on Johnson Road after she went outside in response to a phone call. She was shot in the head.

Senior Justice Bernard Turner directed that Vincent be fitted with an electronic monitoring device and sign in at the Carmichael Road Police Station as a condition of his bail.

Vincent will remain in custody until his sureties are approved.

He was represented by Calvin Seymour and Raquel Whyms appeared for the DPP.

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Artesia Davis

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

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