A Lowmans Hill man today (Monday) appeared before the Serious Offences Court, charged with murder in connection with the death of Lanceford Wilson.
Wilson, a Paul’s avenue resident, died in hospital last Wednesday, where he was warded after being attacked in Kingstown on Dec. 2.
Cornelius Kennedy, who is around 34 years old, was charged that on Jan. 5, at Kingstown, with malice aforethought he caused Wilson’s death by an unlawful act.
He was not required to plead to the indictable offence.
Prosecutor, Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato told the court that the Crown was expected to call 10 witnesses to testify in the preliminary inquiry.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne informed the accused man that bail was not an option at that point and remanded him into custody until March 15, for the preliminary inquiry.
Wilson was one of two people left unconscious for about a day after begin struck in the head in Kingstown in what police have said were unprovoked attacks.
The status of the second person remains unknown.
A third person who was struck on the hand was treated and released from hospital.
Kennedy was taken into custody and taken for a psychiatric evaluation after the attack.
Police initially said Kennedy was “believed to be mentally ill”.