Repeated bail for double murder suspect

Double murder suspect Lloyd Minnis has repeatedly been granted bail

NASSAU- A man accused of double murder has been released on bail again—this time on firearms and drugs charges.

Police arrested Lloyd Minnis at a home in Victoria Gardens on October 5 after they allegedly found two guns and 10 ounces of marijuana while executing a search warrant.

Since being charged with the 2017 murders of eight-year-old Eugene Woodside and Dennis Moss, Minnis has had his bail revoked and then reinstated.

A judge first granted 29-year-old Minnis $50,000 bail for the murders in March 2018. But he cut off his ankle bracelet and authorities lost track of him for four months.

As a result of his brazen bail breach, the judge revoked Minnis’ bail in December 2018.

However, prosecutors still haven’t tried Minnis for the murders. Prosecutors allege that Eugene was killed by a stray bullet while Minnis shot at Moss, his intended target.

As a result of the delay, the judge lowered Minnis’ bail to $20,000. Once again, he had to wear an ankle bracelet pending trial.

Minnis appeared before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on the latest charges this week.

Prosecutors allege that Minnis, his girlfriend, Antoinette McPhee, and Lavandro Paul, were found in possession of a Glock 21 pistol, a Mossberg shotgun, nine rounds of .40 ammunition, six shotgun shells and the marijuana.

They all pleaded not guilty. The magistrate set bail at $17,000 and ordered Minnis and McPhee outfitted with ankle bracelets until the conclusion on their trial that is set to begin on December 9.

By contrast, the magistrate refused bail for Paul because he had been convicted of armed robbery and gun possession in the past five years.

However, he can apply for bail in the Supreme Court.