Headline — 27 November 2012 — by Rochelle Gillett
Tyrone Meighan, 19, Brandon Baptist, 27, and Orel Leslie, 24, charged with murder

Today, Tyrone Meighan, 19, Brandon Baptist, 27, and Orel Leslie, 24, were all charged with the murder of James Noralez, 28.

Police believe that Meighan, an unemployed resident of #27 Banak Street; Baptist, a construction worker of #6632 Police Street; and Leslie, the owner of Safeway Drug Store and resident of #7 Linda Vista Site , are the persons responsible for killing Norales.

At 7:13 p.m. on Friday, November 23, police visited the area of Linda Vista Site, located near the junction of Fabers Road and George Price Highway. About 500 feet from the junction, they observed Noralez’ body lying on the ground.

Noralez’ body had a total of fourteen shots – (1) in the left side of neck; (3) in the left side of chest; (4) in the upper shoulder; (1) under left arm pit; (1) in the left upper arm; (1) in the left side of chin; (1) in the right side of eye; (1) in left side upper back; and (1) in the back of head. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital at 8:17 p.m.

The mothers of the accused were all present in court as the charge was read to them. Leslie was represented in court by attorney Ellis Arnold, while Meighan and Baptist were unrepresented.

No pleas were taken from the men because the matters are indictable and will be tried in the Supreme Court. They were also not offered bail, but were remanded to the Hattieville Prison until January 7, 2013.

Ellis Meighan, Tyrone Meighan’s brother, is also on remand for the attempted murder of Delone Vernon, 30, on October 12, 2012. Tyrone was also just recently released from prison, after being on remand for the attempted murder of Henry Lammey, 59, on June 2, 2012.

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