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Two charged with murder of baby

Two charged with murder of baby


Two residents of Villa were remanded in custody on Wednesday, after being charged with the murder of a 10-month-old baby.

Martin ‘Jahson’ James, 45, and Recardo McFee, 27, were arrested and jointly charged with the murder of Mozarie Lee of Fair Hall, which occurred last Friday.

The deceased succumbed to gunshot wounds to his stomach.{{more}}

Both men were also charged with attempted murder on Shelly-Ann Durham, a 27-year-old babysitter of Fair Hall and Mozart Lee, 39-year-old audio technician of Fair Hall, the baby’s parents.

At around 6:45 p.m. on Friday at Glen, Lee was installing a speaker in the vehicle of a client, when a gunman opened fire, striking Mozart in the upper chest just below his neck.

After Mozart was hit, the client fled the scene, and although the gunman chased him, he escaped unhurt. A parked vehicle was struck by a bullet during the chase.

During the chaos, Mozart’s girlfriend, Shelly-Ann Durham, 27, who was holding the 10-month-old baby was shot in both arms, the baby was also hit and later died.

When James and McFee appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, they were not allowed to enter a plea as the matter is indictable; also, bail was not offered to them. The two will reappear at the Serious Offences Court on December 9.(AS)