Two men charged with attempted murder of police constable offered bail Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 July 2011 00:00

Karim Morris and Linsford AcostaOn April 11th of this year, 2 men were implicated in a robbery of a police man. During the act the policeman was shot and almost killed. A third man was found with a gun after the robbery occurred when police went in search for the shooter.

On Friday July 22nd two of the men accused of trying to kill the cop were offered bail after being charged with attempted. The men, 24-year-old Karim Morris, a resident of #3060 Belama Phase 3 and a part time Spray man with the Ministry of Heath, and 27-year-old Linsford Acosta, a laborer of Belama Phase 2 appeared before Magistrate Emerson Banner after being remanded for over 90 days. They were both offered bail in the sum of 10 thousand dollars each. They are due back in Court #8 on August 19th.

The third man, Elroy Smith was charged for firearm and ammunition offenses.

Morris and Acosta were initially arraigned before the Chief Magistrate on Monday, April 11th, more than two weeks after the shooting of the police officer. Police Constable Nigel White has since been discharged from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries after being admitted to ward at the KHMH for treatment in March.

He had been shot in the chest on March 26th while on duty at the Belama police station. At the time three men came into the police station and opened fire on him. They then robbed him of his .38 service revolver.