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Murder Accused Alleges Police Brutality

A 26-year-old resident of Acklins Street told  a Magistrate  yesterday that he was coerced into confessing to the murder of Mario Cartwright, who was killed when he walked in a store on First Street, Coconut Grove as armed robbers were leaving. 

Paul Adderley stood before Chief Magistrate, Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt charged with four separate counts, which includes the murder. 

It is alleged that on Wednesday, December 12, Adderley, being concerned with others entered a store, Manda’s Variety Store and Wholesale Snacks, and held the employees at bay and robbed Neriline Philips of $200 property of the store. 

Adderley was further charged with   murder-  that he intentionally and unlawfully caused  the death of Mario Cartwright. 

Adderley’s counts three and four were related as he was alleged to be in possession of a firearm, namely a Jemenez 9mm pistol, with the serial number erased and possession of 6 rounds of 9mm ammunition. 

Adderley, through his attorney Shaka Serville, claims that he was subjected to cruel and inhumane contact while in custody. 

He also alleged that a plastic bag was placed over his head and he was stomped in the chest while at the CDU. 

Magistrate Ferguson-Pratt made note of the claim and told he accused he would be examined by prison doctors. 


Adderley was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until February 21 when he returns for a Voluntary Bill of Indictment. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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