A gun-related case brought against a Vincentian national, now on Remand at the Richmond Hill prison could soon come to an end.
This information was relayed to the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court by local attorney-at-law Arley Gill who is representing the Vincentian, Ricardo Mc Fee, in a case arising from a shooting incident which dates back to April 2016.
Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill has requested the complainant in the case – Damian Depradine also known as “Jigger,” Andre “Tug Life” La Touche, Romel Haynes and another individual whose name was given as ‘Paul” to appear before the court next week Thursday (March 21) to indicate their intentions about the matter.
The 31-year old McFee is accused of pulling the trigger of a gun in broad daylight on April 29, 2016, inflicting gunshot wounds on Jigger, Tug Life and Romel Haynes in an incident that occurred in the vicinity of the St. George’s Market Square on Halifax Street in St. George’s.
Attorney Gill informed the court that the complainants are “no longer interested in continuing the matter” against the Vincentian who THE NEW TODAY understand is no stranger to the courts in his own homeland.
After hearing Attorney Gill’s surprising announcement, the Police Prosecution team led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor, informed the court that this information was “not communicated” to him and requested that in the interest of the public, the complainants come before the court to individually indicate their new position on the matter.
Attorney Gill saw this as a window to make a bail application for his client, who has been on remand at the Richmond Hill Prison since his arrest last December.
However, Chief Magistrate Gill turned down the application stating that she would not be considering bail for Mc Fee at this time. Information reaching this newspaper is that the firearm in question is still at large.
Mc Fee, who was reportedly on the run for approximately two (2) years before his apprehension last December on the sister isle of Carriacou, was initially facing charges of attempted non-capital murder – two (2) charges for the offence of grievous harm, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.
When the matter came up on Monday before the Magistrate’s Court, the Vincentian was listed for five (5) grievous harm offences.