Vicardo ‘Scar’ Farrell’s cellular phone was reportedly pinpointed around the area where his alleged murder victim Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley was last seen alive and where his body was found. Farrell’s phone was allegedly at those locations around the time Snoopy went missing.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Kim Hollis made the claim yesterday when Farrell was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court on murder and firearm-related charges.
He pleaded guilty to carrying an unlicensed firearm as well as unlawful possession of explosives (ammunition).
Farrell was not made to plead to the murder charge because murder is an indictable offence. That effectively means the matter may be heard in the High Court.
The prosecution alleged that around 4am on June 5 last year, Snoopy was captured on CCTV cameras leaving Crystal’s Nightclub.
He was seen heading into a dark area where he was ambushed by a group of men.
It is alleged that Farrell was among that group.
The court was told that a struggle ensued and the men used what appeared to be a taser gun to subdue Snoopy.
Snoopy was allegedly restrained and taken into a vehicle which then drove away.
It is alleged that the vehicle crashed into a ghut shortly after. The prosecution told the court that it suspects the crash happened while Snoopy was trying to escape.
The court, however, heard that Snoopy was taken into another vehicle some time after.
The court was told that Snoopy’s body was found in Rogues Bay nearly two months later with his hands tied behind his back. He reportedly died from a blunt force trauma to the head.
The murder victim also had a fractured jaw and rib, the court heard.
In the meantime, the prosecution stated that police had questioned Farrell days after Snoopy went missing. While being questioned, Farrell allegedly admitted that he saw Snoopy leaving the aforementioned nightclub on the night in question.
Gun and Ammo Charges
Farrell was officially arrested on November 3 when police saw him acting suspiciously in Parham Town, East End.
While being approached by law enforcers, Farrell ran. The court was told that he threw the gun away before he was caught.
Police, however, retrieved the firearm which was loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition. Farrell was subsequently taken into custody.
Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ordered him remanded when he appeared before her in a makeshift courtroom at the Road Town Police Station yesterday.
Farrell is scheduled to return to court on January 19 next year.
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