Four held

Murder accused sent to jail

The gates leading into the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court were closed this afternoon and the courtyard cleared as the four men accused of murdering Ricardo Anthony Bryan made their first appearance.

 Stefan Akobi Nkosi Branch, Hakeem Dishon Jeremy Griffith, Kiastan Hallen Clarke,  Jason Shamin Blenman
Stefan Akobi Nkosi Branch, Hakeem Dishon Jeremy Griffith, Kiastan Hallen Clarke, Jason Shamin Blenman

However, that did little to stop members of the crowd who were gathered on the outside from shouting, “whoop whoop” as the accused men – one of whom shouted back, “yeah fellas” and thumped his chest with a fist – made their way into the No 1 Court.

Under heavy police guard, the men — Hakeem Dishon Jeremy Griffith, 22, of Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael; Kiastan Hallen Clarke, 23, of 2nd Avenue, Green Hill, St Michael; Jason Shamin Blenman, 21, of Powder Road, Station Hill, St Michael and Stefan Akobi Nkosi Branch, 21, of Castries Road, Cave Hill, St Michael  — appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

The four who are accused of gunning down 46-year-old Bryan in the car park of Lucky Horseshoe in Warrens, St Michael on September 1, were not required to plead to the indictable offence.

Branch also faces a charge of having sexual intercourse with a female on April 2, 2016 without her consent.

He was also not required to that charge.

The men, who were remanded into custody at HMP Dodds, are scheduled to reappear in court on October 10.

11 Responses to Four held

  1. Danny D Taken
    Danny D Taken September 12, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    But….. One facing a charge already for rape… Smh well well well

  2. Good Stuff
    Good Stuff September 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Hang them and feed the remains to sharks

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne September 12, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    4 vampires off to the big house.

  4. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid September 12, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    We got to get back to training our children on the right path ,or this will forever keep happening

  5. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward September 13, 2016 at 12:31 am

    None aint miss they mothers features yet as the old people would say.

  6. Rose Ann September 13, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Hang the mothers too when they come hollering how innocent Thierry child is or if they come to their defences.

  7. Rose Ann September 13, 2016 at 2:56 am


  8. 3rdsun September 13, 2016 at 5:32 am

    No wonder elderly people will out-number the youth in years to come. Its not about more babies to support the NIS, its about young people now being productive members of society and stop killing and wasting their lives.

  9. harry turnover September 13, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Look at dem young wannabe gunslingers.Fools …somebody pay wunna to kill da man ? you people don’t know that some of these same people does tip off the Police when wunna carry out the job ?……as wunna walk through the gates at Dodds 4 men should have been there to pump 4 bullets in wunna belly.

  10. grimsey September 13, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Not my fault says Adrielle Brathwaite… Attorney General

  11. Phil September 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

    These four will be rewarded with an all inclusive holiday vacation at the Royal Barbados Grand Dodds Resort. paid for by BTP (Barbados Tax Payers) Monies which can be better used to fund education. I hope the AG is watching. He said crime rate has dropped.


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