Lakeraj Fredricks, 31, of 12 Independence Street, La Grange was today jointly charged with a 16-year-old for the murder of Clifton Bonus.
The two appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Christianburg Magistrate’s Court. Based on instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions the charge against the juvenile was withdrawn and a joint charge laid. The two are to return to court on a July 13 for a report. The police prosecutor signalled that he has 13 witnesses to call in this matter.
The juvenile had to be taken for emergency medical care at the Linden Hospital Complex after experiencing a fainting spell.
Bonus’ body was discovered dumped in a gully in the backlands of the old airstrip at Linden and post-mortem results revealed that he died of haemorrhage which resulted from two gunshot wounds to the head. His body was found on June 8.