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Woman Charged In Broadcaster’s Murder

Scores of friends and co-workers rallied outside of court chanting as a female was carried into court on murder charges of a Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas broadcaster.

Raquel Johnson, 30, also known as ‘Ganja Baby’, of Plantol Street was formally charged before Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes for the armed robbery and murder of 48-year-old Scott Richards.

Johnson turned herself in on Saturday after a wanted bulletin was released for her capture.

Last week, during the 80th anniversary of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, Richards was found dead of apparent gun wounds to the upper body.

Richards’ body was found about 100 feet from a vehicle in the area of Bonefish Pond off Cowpen Road.

The discovery was made shortly after 9:55 a.m. when officers observed an unoccupied silver Dodge Durango vehicle parked at the end of a road.

Officers came across the body during a routine mobile patrol when they were in the area.

Johnson, who was not required to enter a plea, had a very stern and fierce look on her face while responding to her acceptance of her charges.

Richards, who worked at the Broadcasting Corporation since 2001, was a gospel announcer and host of Night Time Inspiration and Choirs of The Bahamas.

The passing of Richards was felt not only those of the media industry but also fans who paid their respects on social media.

As Johnson was carried out of court, the crowd which grew chanted “justice for Scotty.”

Johnson will return to court on June 27 for a voluntary bill of indictment.



Written by Jones Bahamas

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