Thursday, March 23, 2023


Man Faces Court for Slitting Throat of Relatives

The 29-year-old man responsible for the killing of his grandmother and the attempted murder of his mother was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, to face charges.

Rico Pratt pleaded not guilty to killing 69-year-old Gelena Pratt and causing harm to 51-year-old Aretha Pratt.

He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections and will return to court on April 21st, 2021.


The elder Pratt was found dead on the bathroom floor of her home following a domestic dispute in Shabak Close off Bellot Road. She was found with injuries to the body which police said were a result of “a sharp object.”

She is a pastor at Calvary Deliverance Church. In a Facebook post, the church remembered her as “a wonderful mother and friend to many and a mighty warrior in the kingdom.”

Aretha Pratt is said to be in critical condition in hospital after suffering a slit throat.

One of Lavard’s Suspected Killer Celebrates Birthday Before the Courts

The suspected killers of 17-year-old Lavard McKenzie were hauled before the Magistrates’ Court today to face charges of murder.

Twenty-year-old Franklyn Glinton and a 17-year-old juvenile were escorted to the court to face charges after Lavard was found dead in bushes off Carmichael Road on Sunday.

They could not enter a plea.

Franklyn celebrated his birthday in handcuffs and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections, while the juvenile was remanded to the Simpson Penn School.

The juvenile goes to court to face murder charges. Photo credit: Our News

The pair returns to court on December 15th.

The death of Lavard attracted public attention as the suspects are believed to friends of the victim.

A search party by the victims’ family discovered his body after canvassing the area where he was last seen after going missing last Thursday.


Featured photo credit: Our News