Man charged in stray bullet shooting death

Man charged in stray bullet shooting death

23-year-old Wortmanville resident, Oyama Patterson was remanded to jail today for the murder of construction worker Dexter McFarlene.

The 48-year-old McFarlene was killed two weeks ago when he was struck by a stray bullet in the West Ruimveldt area.

Initial reports stated that two groups of men were firing shots at each other when McFarlene who was walking towards a house was caught in the crossfire and fatally shot.

In Court today, the murder accused, Oyama Patterson was not allowed to enter a plea to the murder charge.

He appeared before the Chief Magistrate and was immediately remanded to prison after the charge was read to him.

The Court was told that a teenager is also expected to face a murder charge in relation to the same incident early in the new week. The teen is likely to appear in Juvenille Court.

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