Man injured in suicide bid faces murder charge

Police wheel murder suspect Kenrick Hanna into court

NASSAU-A man left disabled by a failed suicide attempt was wheeled into court on Christmas Eve to be charged with the murder of his girlfriend.
Kenrick Hanna, 29, broke his pelvis and sustained other serious injuries when jumped from a building after the September 24 murder of Monet Darville in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
He made his court appearance before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis exactly three months after Darville was stabbed to death in front of relatives at an apartment in South Bahamia.
Hanna jumped from a third-floor balcony of that building when police arrived.
He was airlifted to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau for treatment for injuries sustained in the fall but was kept under police guard.
Hanna, who showed no emotion during his brief court hearing, was not required to enter a plea because a magistrate cannot try a murder case.
Rolle-Davis remanded Hanna to prison over the objections of defense lawyer Miranda Adderley.
She argued that the conditions at the prison were not appropriate for a disabled suspect.
Adderley said that Darville’s doctor said he required at least another month of bed rest, but there are no beds at the prison.
Hanna returns to court on March 4 for service of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment (VBI), which will send the case to the Supreme Court for trial.
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