Man charged with murder of grandmother and attempted murder of mother

Man charged with murder of grandmother and attempted murder of mother
Police escort Rico Pratt (center), 29, into the Magistrate's Court for his murder arraignment on December 10, 2020. (FILE PHOTO)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 29-year-old man was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court today for the murder of his grandmother and attempted murder of his mother on December 4.

Rico Pratt, of Shabbach Close, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged for the murder of 69-year-old Gelena Pratt and the attempted murder of Aretha Pratt.

Pratt was not required to enter a plea to the charges and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

He had no legal representation.

He is expected to return to court on April 22, 2021 for the presentation of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.

Police were called to Pratt’s residence off Bellot Road after his mother reportedly ran to the neighbor’s house screaming for help.

His grandmother was found dead in the bathroom in a pool of blood.

At last report, Pratt’s mother was in critical condition in hospital.