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Alleged Police Killer Arraigned

The man accused of the September 12th murder of Aide de camp, Inspector Carlis Blatch, was yesterday arraigned before the courts.

Shackled, handcuffed and under the heavy guard of plain clothes and fatigued clad officers, he was escorted into court, as dozens of curious onlookers stood behind a barricade to catch a glimpse.

Once before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, Timothy Cole, the man who reportedly turned himself in just days ago, was formally charged with murder and armed robbery.

According to court dockets, Cole – by means of unlawful harm – intentionally caused Blatch’s death.

He’s also accused of robbing the deceased of a navy blue Hyundai Elantra, valued at $19,000 and a $600 Samsung Note 8 cellphone.

The 48-year- old, was not required to enter a plea.

Due to the nature of the crime, he also was denied granted bail.

He was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Corrections until November 20th for service of voluntary bill of indictment.

Cole’s attorney, Alexander Dorsett, who argued that his client had been beaten while in police custody, asked that he receive the necessary medical attention.

He also claimed Cole was concerned that his life may be in danger if he’s placed in a cell with other inmates and requested to be isolated.

The chief magistrate said she would refer his request to the Commissioner of prisons as the court is not allowed to grant his request.

Outside court, Cole’s niece shouted “freedom, uncle Timmy.” 

She was subsequently arrested.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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