Man accused of student’s murder granted bail

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One of the men accused of the murder of a teenage honor student earlier this year was yesterday granted $9,000 bail.

Antonio Brown, 20, appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for the bail application four months after he, Jason Petithomme, 21, and Dwayne Harris Jr, 22, were denied bail for the March 11 death of Mizilana Beauchamp.

Prosecutors allege that the men started throwing rocks at the Route 16A bus that Beauchamp was taking to Government High School after they had a dispute with the driver.

Beauchamp, an innocent bystander, was allegedly hit in the head with one of those rocks.

The men are accused of causing $2,715 in damage to the bus.

Defense lawyer Glendon Rolle said that there was evidence that many other people threw rocks during the melee and it was uncertain who threw the rock that killed Beauchamp.

The accused killers are expected to appear before Justice Bernard Turner today for arraignment.

 

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