Suspect in court for 2011 murder

Robert Macford Bush was fatally shot in West Bay

David Tamasa, 34, charged with murdering Robert Macford Bush in West Bay on Sept. 13, 2011, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon. 

Tamasa, formerly a resident of West Bay, came before Magistrate Valdis Foldats on the murder charge. Since the charge can be dealt with only in Grand Court, the matter was transmitted to the higher court, where it is scheduled for mention again on Friday, Jan. 17. Defense attorney Lucy Organ advised the court she would not be applying for bail as her client is a serving prisoner.  

Crown counsel Neil Kumar appeared on behalf of the director of public prosecutions. 

Brian Emmanuel Borden, 28, is also charged with Mr. Bush’s murder. He was arrested in August 2012, and his trial is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2014. 

After Tamasa’s transmittal, he asked permission to speak.  

“What’s going on in this court is wrong,” he said. “I’m an innocent man.” 

The magistrate told him he had to go through the correct process if there were problems, and that was why he had a lawyer. If the problem was with police, there is a process for registering a complaint, he indicated. If a court has done something wrong, there is judicial review. “There are various routes to deal with the issues you have,” the magistrate said.