Three days in June have been
tentatively set for a long-form preliminary inquiry into the charge that Devon
Anglin murdered Jeremiah Barnes and was in possession of an unlicensed firearm on
the night of 15 February.
Anglin, 24, is further charged with
Jeremiah, four years old, was in
the back seat of a vehicle at Hell Esso Station in West Bay
with his parents and older brother when he was struck in the head by a bullet.
Anglin was one of two men arrested
that same night. He was first brought to Summary Court on 1 March.
After Anglin appeared in court again
on Thursday, before Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale, Defence Attorney
Clyde Allen confirmed progress in the matter.
Mr. Allen said the results of a
gunshot residue test were not expected for five weeks. Meanwhile, he expected
to view a video recording and get more scene-of-crime information.
The next mention date, for updating
the court, is 14 April. The preliminary inquiry, which would determine whether
there was sufficient evidence to send the matter to Grand Court, is tentatively set to start
on 8 June and continue over the next two days if necessary.
Mr. Allen said Alister Malcolm QC
has been confirmed as Anglin’s defence counsel.
Solicitor General Cheryll Richards
appeared in court on Thursday for the Crown.