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Marine accused of murder says he has alibi

As throngs of supporters proclaimed his innocence outside court, the marine accused of the murder of his superior officer and the attempted murders of two other marines told a magistrate that he has an alibi.

Jevon Seymour, 35, was committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court for the April 28 murder of Royal Bahamas Defence Force Petty Officer Percival Perpall and the attempted murders of Calvin Hanna and Ellis Rahming when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment.

Ferguson-Pratt told Seymour that he would not be permitted to give an alibi at his trial in the Supreme Court unless he gave it immediately, or in writing, to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions within 21 days.

Seymour said, “I have an alibi.”

His lawyer, Krysta Mason-Smith, said, “He has an alibi. I have spoken to him and advised him to give it to the office of the DPP in 21 days.”

Now that he has received the prosecution’s case against him, Seymour will appear before Justice Bernard Turner for arraignment and trial fixture on August 16.

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Artesia Davis

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

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