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Another Vermont resident charged with murder of Union Island man

Another Vermont resident charged with murder of Union Island man


A total of six Vermont residents have now been remanded in custody, charged with the murder of Union Island resident Kamau Jones.

Last Friday, Andres Cuffy was brought before the Serious Offences Court, charged with the shooting and chopping murder of Jones.{{more}}

Cuffy joins co-accused Bridon Joseph, Courtney Joseph, Shemai Joseph, Malcolm Pollin and Mark Weekes who, last Monday, all faced the same charge.

Jones, 32, originally from the Grenadine isle of Union Island, was killed while staying at the home of a friend in Vermont, within walking distance of Courtney Joseph’s home.

They were not allowed to plead, as the charge is indictable.

A preliminary inquiry into the matter will commence on November 1, 2016, when five witnesses are expected to appear.

Additionally, Courtney Joseph landed three separate charges of possession of illegal ammunition.

He was charged that on July 21,2016 at Vermont, he had in his possession one round of .357 ammunition, three rounds of 12-gauge ammunition and nine rounds of 3.38 ammunition without a licence under the Firearms Act.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and is expected to return to court on September 8, 2016. (AS)