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Portmore man charged with uncle's murder granted $200,000 bail

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 10:27 AM

A Portmore man who is charged with the murder of his uncle was granted $200,000 bail when he appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday.

Thirty-two-year-old labourer Michael Johnson was ordered by parish judge Natalee Brooks to report to the Caymanas Police three times per week and imposed a curfew order from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.

Attorney-at-law Richard Lynch, who represented Johnson, said on the day in question he acted in self-defence.

Allegations are that on August 3 the deceased, during a dispute, used a machete to chop a family member.

It is further reported that while attempting to inflict another wound when he was hit by the accused.

The injured man was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he died.

Johnson was subsequently arrested and later charged with murder on August 15.

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