Potters Cay double murder: COA rejects bail appeal

NASSAU-The men accused of a double murder at Potters Cay will remain in prison for the foreseeable future after a court rejected their bail appeals.

Deshawn Brooks and Ramon Young are charged with the murders of Lathario Lockhart and Meric Russell.

The incident took place at Island Delight Bar and Restaurant at Potters Cay on May 8, 2019.

Prosecutors allege that the men carried out the crime in a crowded bar around 8pm.

The business’ surveillance cameras captured the murders and three anonymous witnesses identified them as the shooters.

Both men maintain their innocence and have received a September 18, 2021 trial date.

Then Justice Carolita Bethell refused bail on the grounds that the men were flight risks and would likely interfere with witnesses, if released.

The Court of Appeal found no fault in her decision and dismissed their appeals.