Journalist’s ‘Killer’ Appears in Court Without Lawyer

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Defendant Jonathan Williams, the accused in the murder of journalist Tyron Brown

Murdered Super FM Journalist Tyron Brown’s  case resumed Wednesday, August 15, at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, but was later postponed after defendant Jonathan Williams informed the court that he does not have a lawyer to defend him.

Journalist Brown was found dead in the early hours of April 16, 2018 in the Kingdom Care Community on Duport Road, with physical injuries.

Shortly after the lifeless body of the journalist was discovered, defendant Williams was arrested and subsequently charged with the crime of murder in connection to Brown’s death.

At Wednesday’s brief hearing, defendant Williams requested the court to give him two weeks to hire a private lawyer to defend his interest.

Judge Roosevelt Willie granted an adjournment until August 29, to allow the defendant to hire a defense lawyer to represent his interest.

Despite granting the postponement, Judge Willie also accepted the prosecution’s motion to nolle prosequi co-defendants Alice and Edwina Youti, Massah and Caesar Kennedy, and Joana Bracewell to testify in their favor.

Nolle prosequi is a Latin phrase meaning, “will no longer prosecute” or a variation on the same, to describe a prosecutor’s decision to voluntarily discontinue criminal charges either before trial or before a verdict is rendered.

They were charged with criminal facilitation and conspiracy in connection to the death of the journalist.

The prosecution has alleged that the journalist had gone to visit Edwina Promise Youti on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Kingdom Care community, where she lived with her cousin, Alice, and suspect Williams in an apartment. It was during the visit that Brown was reportedly attacked and stabbed with a sharp object, believed to be a kitchen knife, twice in the left rib and once on the left upper back, which resulted to his death.

The report said that upon noticing that his action caused the death of the journalist, defendant Williams contacted another accomplice, identified as “Bill”, who assisted him by placing the journalist’s corpse in William’s white Infinity Jeep, after which it was dumped somewhere in the community.

Prosecution further quotes police sources as claiming that Williams also washed the blood from his jeep to destroy evidence.

Williams also reportedly ordered that the plastic he allegedly used to wrap the corpse be burnt and the remains placed in his septic tank.

The case continues..

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