An 18-year-old man appeared in court Thursday charged with Tuesday’s murder of Kemon Olando Roberts, 28, in Golden Vale.
The accused man, Cole Oliver, was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to him by Magistrate John Ballah at Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.
The prosecutor, acting Corporal of Police Corlene Samuel, asked that the matter be adjourned and transferred to the Serious Offences Court.
Ballah granted the application and set the next hearing for Aug. 2, before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court.
Oliver has been remanded into custody until then.
Roberts was shot multiple times in the head in his community shortly before 8 a.m. as he walked to work in Calliaqua.
His mother, Denise Roberts, told iWitness News that she was wondering if his death had anything to do with an incident at his work place sometime ago.
However, iWitness News was reliably informed that police have ruled out this incident as a motivation for the killing.
This is the second time in less than a month that Oliver is being arraigned on serious charges.
Eighteen-year-old Cole Oliver, who was wanted by the Police in connection with a series of criminal offences, is currently in custody.
On June 26, days after police issued a wanted bulletin for him, Cole appeared before the Serious Offences Court, charged with burglary, wounding, discharge of a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a license issued under the Firearms Act.
He pleaded not guilty and was granted $12,000 bail with one surety.
He was ordered not to contact the virtual complainant and to report to the Questelles Police Station between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Monday and Thursday.