NASSAU MAN arraigned on murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges

CHARGED WITH MURDER – Twenty-four-year-old Demargio Whymms of #3 Flamingo Gardens, New Providence was hauled before the Freeport Magistrate’s court to answer to the charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Whymms was not required to enter a plea and had his matter adjourned to December 17, 2018. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

A man wanted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) was hauled before the Freeport Magistrate’s to answer to the charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder on Thursday (September 13) afternoon.

Clad in a black sweat suit and red and white tennis, 24-year-old Demargio Whymms of #3 Flamingo Gardens, New Providence appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 to answer to the charges levied against him.

Due to the nature of the charges, Whymms was not required to enter a plea.

Bail was denied in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court, and the matter was adjourned until December 17, 2018. Until such time, Whymms was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

Whymms’ arraignment was in connection to a murder reported by authorities on August 6, 2018; however, the conspiracy to commit murder charge allegedly took place sometime between August 4-6, 2018.

Police press official, ASP Terecita Pinder in a statement reported that on Saturday, August 4 shortly after 9:00 p.m. a male was at a business establishment on Logwood Road and upon leaving the establishment and while entering his vehicle, he was approached by two armed assailants who reportedly shot him about the body.

The victim was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel where, at the time of the incident, he was listed in critical condition.

Authorities later revealed that the victim succumbed to the injuries sustained, in hospital on August 6. The victim was later identified as Henry Johnson Jr. aka ‘Lil Henry.’

Authorities released a wanted poster on September 1, for Whymms, for questioning in connection to the murder of Johnson.

In other news from the RBPF, officials are still on the hunt for suspects Gerald Alexander Russell aka ‘Jerry’ of Freeport; Omar Rolle of Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock and Rashad Ashton Fox of Sandy Point, Abaco. Russell is wanted for fraud by false pretenses, while Rolle is wanted for questioning regarding threats of death. Fox is wanted for questioning regarding a shooting incident that occurred on the island of Abaco this past weekend.

Another wanted man, Omar Penn a.k.a. ‘Punch,’ who was wanted for questioning for murder, is now in police custody.

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