Man charged with murder of minister’s brother

Man charged with murder of minister’s brother

Attorney for the accused alleges officer beat his client in custody

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lynden Williams, also known as ‘Peanut,’ of Ridgeland Park, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the shooting death of Cabreo Wells, the younger brother of Transport and Local Government Minister Renward Wells.

Williams was not required to enter a plea and was denied bail. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until October 22.

At that time, Williams is expected to be presented with a voluntary bill of indictment.

In court, attorney Glendon Rolle, who represents Williams, alleged that two fish bags were placed over his client’s head and that he beaten by officers at the Central Detective Unit.

According to Rolle, Williams sustained injuries to his arm and shoulder.

Rolle also claimed that he not notified about a second interview conducted by CDU, which resulted in his client being without consul.

The attorney requested that his client be given medical attention as soon as possible

Ferguson-Pratt said she would make a note on Williams’ prison remand so that he can be seen by the prison’s physician as soon as it is practical.

According to police, Wells was standing outside of a home on Roland Street, Ridgeland Park shortly before 4:00 a.m. on August 4 when he was approached by a lone gunman, who shot him multiple times.

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Matthew Moxey is a broadcast reporter with Eyewitness News and also serves as the station’s morning radio news anchor for 103.5 The Beat. He joined Eyewitness News as an intern, which led to him becoming a full-time broadcast reporter with the news station. Some of his notable work includes his correspondence with international networks such as CNN, FOX and NBC; his reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic; and his live coverage of monster storm Hurricane Dorian.