Police Confirm Jahmel Blakeney To Be Extradited

March 21, 2011

airplane aircraft planeThe Police have confirmed that Jahmel Blakeney “will be extradited to Bermuda in the near future to face attempted murder charges relating to the November 2009 shootings of two persons at the Southside Cinema.”

The charges relate to the November 13, 2009 shooting of both Shaki Minors [then 26] and Cedarbridge teacher Renee Kuchler [then 24], who were both shot as they left Southside Cinema in St. David’s at approximately 11.30 pm. Both were rushed to hospital, and recovered from their injuries.

A Police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that following an exhaustive legal process in the United States, Mr. Jahmel Glen Blakeney will be extradited to Bermuda in the near future to face attempted murder charges relating to the November 2009 shootings of two persons at the Southside Cinema.”

“Mr. Blakeney had been arrested in the early hours following the shooting and was placed on Police bail. He subsequently left the Island whilst on Police bail and did not return to Bermuda.”

“The Bermuda courts issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Blakeney in April 2010. Following investigations by the Bermuda Police Service, Mr. Blakeney was located in the New York area of the United States, and was taken into custody in June 2010 by the U.S. Marshalls Service on an international arrest warrant.”

“Mr. Blakeney appealed against extradition unsuccessfully, and is being returned to Bermuda to face these charges. This will conclude this phase of this case until the matter goes before the courts.”

Others have also been charged others in connection with the crime. In April 2010, then 18-year-old Sanchey Winslow Grant of Warwick Parish was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two firearm charges relating to the same shooting. Mr Grant has pleaded not guilty. On March 14, 2011, 25-year-old Kinte Smith was also charged in connection with the Southside shooting.

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  1. Yng Black Mind says:

    This is great news – - finally. My thought that if you have nothing to fear, don’t run. Justice should prevail in all cases – period.

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Me thinks that if he had nothing to fear he would have been back a long time ago. He would not have run in the first place. looks like somebody could not protect him any longer. Why should the US taxpayer keep funding his room & board?

    Let justice be done.

    • Malachi says:

      …apparently he is a U.S. citizen…..(Dual citizenship)

      • LOL (original) says:

        I fail to see what that has to do with him standing trial for a crime he may or may not have done in this juristiction. He should at least stand trial here.

        LOL

  3. Can you handle this says:

    About time!!! I agree if he is not guilty than he should not have ran off!!! He should have been back in a heart beat to clear his name!!!! I’m glad they are making him come back!!!

  4. Terry says:

    What are you talking about Lol. Define here.

  5. just sayin... says:

    I hope they set the band up in the arrivals lounge for him, to welcome be to paradise, enjoy your stay at West Gate Villa, where the view is just breathtaking.

  6. Terry says:

    This is a Minister of the Quo Fata Furunt party….how dare you make comments like that………Cut these people of Pat. Shame……………………..

  7. Jim Garlic says:

    STOP LIST DOES’NT APPLY …..CAN’T STOP THIS NOW YOU GOTTA FLY..FLY AWAY HOME TO JUSTICE FLY AWAY HOME…AMERICA THE GREAT FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT…SHIP HIM OUT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT..IF HE IS INNOCENT LET HIM FREE,,IF HE’S NOT HE BELONGS TO YOU..HE BELONGS TO ME…

  8. Keepin it real says:

    Lets see how this case goes…….

    • Nicole says:

      I have a feeling I know what the outcome will be.