Man charged with killing taxi driver Wilton Brown

Man charged with killing taxi driver Wilton Brown

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 32-year-old man, who was recently deported from the United States, was arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court today for the 2018 murder of well-known taxi driver and father of three, Wilton Brown.

Kyle Hepburn, of Seabreeze, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

He was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted robbery.

Hepburn, who police had been previously searching for, was deported from Florida on October 6.

Prosecutors allege that on June 9, 2018, Hepburn attempted to rob Brown in front of his Hollywood Subdivision home, while armed with a gun and intentionally and unlawfully caused his death.

He was not required to enter a plea.

Forbes advised Hepburn of his right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court, given that magistrates are not allowed to grant bail on certain matters.

He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

Hepburn is expected to return to court on December 8 for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment.

He was represented by attorney Jomo Campbell.

According to police, Brown pulled up to his Refuge Court home in the Hollywood Subdivision, off Cowpen Road, when a car pulled up behind him.

An armed man got out and demanded cash before shooting him and driving off.

Brown’s children were in the vehicle when he was shot and killed.

As Hepburn was escorted by officers to court for his arraignment, several of Brown’s relatives, some of whom were crying, watched on.

Hepburn is the second man charged with Brown’s murder.