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Former national goalkeeper facing two counts of attempted murder

Former national goalkeeper facing two counts of attempted murder


Former national goalkeeper, Dwaine “Tall Man” Sandy has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Sandy appeared at the Serious Offences Court yesterday and was not allowed to plead to the indictably laid charges.{{more}}

He is charged with the attempted murder of Martin James, 44, resident of Villa and Natterel Stapleton, 36, resident of Calder, on June 10 at Villa.

Sandy is further charged on two separate counts of being in possession of a firearm, endangered the lives of James and Stapleton.

Bail for Sandy was not considered by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias when he appeared yesterday, following an objection to bail by senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche.

The prosecutor informed the court that Stapleton is still warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital nursing a gunshot wound to his stomach.

He noted that he underwent a surgical procedure to have the lead removed from his body and is still recovering.

The chief magistrate upheld the prosecutor’s submission and noted that the issue of bail would be revisited on Friday, pending an update on the victim’s condition.

It is alleged that between 8:30 and 9 pm on June 10, masked men alighted a vehicle in the area of the Young Island dock at Villa and opened fire in the area where people were.

Counsel Michaela Ambrose represents Sandy in the matter.