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.