Categorized | National News

Prison Break Case Adjourned To 2015

Seven years after the incident occurred, prison escapees Barry Parcoi, Corey Hepburn and Forrester Bowe have another two years to go before the matter comes up on the Supreme Court calendar.

Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs on Friday adjourned the case to April 20, 2015.

The trio, along with fellow inmate, convicted murderer Neil Brown executed an ill-fated plan to escape Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) on January 17, 2006.

Both Brown and 13-year-prison guard Dion Bowles were killed in the process.

Officers Kenneth Sweeting and David Armbrister were injured.

Parcoi and Forrester were caught soon after escaping.

However, it took authorities another two weeks to capture Hepburn.

Following a coroner’s inquest it was recommended that Parcoi, Hepburn and Bowe face murder charges.

When the trio appeared in court earlier this month, Director of Public Prosecutions, Vinette Graham-Allen requested more time to look at their files.

The DPP was convinced that both Parcoi and Hepburn had pending matters before the Court of Appeal – matters she thought were related to the current one before the Supreme Court.

But as argued previously, it was determined on Friday that only Bowe has an appeal pending.

The matter is expected to be heard next month.

Meantime, Hepburn, who has served time in prison and was pushing for bail, was recently transferred from HMP’s Maximum Security wing to the Remand Centre.

His attorney Monique Gomez is now free to apply for bail.

But, before leaving court, Bowe and Hepburn again appealed to the court to look into conditions at maximum security.

The two men claim there is no ventilation or light in the cells, making it difficult to read.

“No human’s supposed to live under those conditions,” said Hepburn.

Justice Isaacs assured that efforts would be made to look into the complaints and “if at all possible,” address them.

This particular matter was eventually set for mention on October 18.

Written by Jones Bahamas

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Watch JCN Channel 14 Shows

Jcn Channel 14

Sign in now to see your channels and recommendations!

Join Us on Facebook