Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016. 7:29 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: 19 year old Ronald Ramsey Jr., accused of the murder of 25 year old Kenroy Parham on November 28, 2014 in Mahogany Heights, saw the charge dropped after the prosecution could not provide his case file nor disclosure after ten months on remand.
At January’s opening of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin made note of the Criminal Procedure Rules which tightens time limits for preparation of cases, including disclosure and speedy trial for defendants.
Ramsey appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer, where the court prosecutor announced that there was no case file available and that it had not reached the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions yet, despite their requests for it.
Where is it? It’s yet to be located and is now of no use since the charge was struck out today.
Parham was shot multiple times late that Friday night but the body was not discovered until the following morning by relatives a block away from the home of his children’s mother, whom he had gone to visit.
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