Alleged One Order gang member loses murder bail appeal

Mario Brown says he's innocent

Nassau, BAHAMAS-An alleged member of the One Order gang remains in custody after he lost an appeal against a judge’s decision to refuse bail to him.

Mario Brown, 30, denies murdering Jamaal Kemp at Potters Cay Dock.

The Court of Appeal today upheld the decision to deny bail.

Jamaal Kemp, who was 24, was gunned down at the dock on February 21, 2019.

Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson refused Brown’s bail in the interest of public safety. She decided he could commit more offences if released pending trial.

At the bail hearing, Darron Nixon, the deputy commander of the Central Intelligence Bureau, testified that Brown belonged to the Top Side Kemp Road One Order Gang.

Superintendent Nixon testified that Brown trafficked drugs for the gang.

He claimed Brown was a “high level street enforcer” for the organisation.

Additionally, Nixon alleged that Brown has ties to international gangs.

Despite these claims, prosecutors did not charge Brown with gang affiliation. Brown also has no convictions for drug trafficking.

Brown has a firearm conviction and a pending assault with a deadly weapon case.

His murder trial will be heard on February 22, 2022.

Brown watched the bail appeal by video-link from the prison.