Anglin murder inquiry rescheduled

A
preliminary inquiry into the charge of murder against Devon Anglin has been
rescheduled for September.

Anglin,
24, is accused of murdering Jeremiah Barnes on the night of 15 February and
being in possession of an unlicensed firearm. He is also charged with
attempted murder.

Jeremiah,
4, 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.

A
long-form preliminary inquiry had been scheduled for this week, when it was
expected that evidence would be examined to see if it was sufficient to send
the matter to Grand Court
for trial.

On
Tuesday, 22 June, Solicitor General Cheryll Richards and Defence Attorney Clyde
Allen appeared before Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale. They advised that
the inquiry had to be postponed. Given the schedules of the attorneys involved,
the new date for the start of the inquiry
is 21 September.

If
it goes ahead and sufficient evidence is found for Anglin to stand trial, he
would appear at the subsequent opening of the Grand Court criminal session,
which is Wednesday, 6 October. The magistrate remanded Anglin in custody until
the inquiry. Mr. Allen is instructing Alister Malcolm QC on his behalf.

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