(CMR) 20-year-old Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson appeared in court shortly after midday for his committal hearing in the Christmas Eve murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22). No bail application was made by his duty counsel Dennis Brady.
Appearing for a single charge of murder via Zoom video link Johnson was seen at the prison lockup wearing a white Puma hoody sweatshirt. Magistrate Foldats noted that this type of offense has to be heard in Grand Court where he will have the option of a jury trial.
He also commended the police officers who worked on the file which he described as substantial in size and contained still photos from CCTV footage obtained at the scene.
The matter has been sent to Grand Court for a January 8, 2021 initial mention date.