Being in possession of the murder weapon allegedly used to kill Trumayne Daway in February is just one-half of the charges Rafael Harrigan has pending before the court.
Harrigan is also charged with attempted arson.
He allegedly committed that offence during an unrelated incident last October.
The 27-year-old British Virgin Islands native is accused of trying to burn down a business establishment, reportedly because he was dissatisfied with their service.
Director of Public Prosecutions Kim Hollis alleged that Harrigan had brought his mobile phone to BVI Communications in Purcell Estate for repairs.
It is alleged that on the day in question, Harrigan visited the establishment and complained that his device was not repaired properly.
The court was told that he then rode away on his motor scooter but returned a short while after and allegedly said ‘I will burn this place down’.
“He left again stating he was coming back,” the DPP told the court.
It is alleged that Harrigan returned minutes later with a canister.
He allegedly marched inside the building and began pouring the canister’s contents, which smelled like gasoline.
The court heard that employees inside the establishment ran to safety while the owner of the establishment grabbed the accused man from behind.
The court was told that a struggle ensued and Harrigan armed himself with a ‘lit candle’.
However, the business owner reportedly managed to haul the accused to the outside of the building with assistance from others.
The court heard that police were summoned to the scene but Harrigan fled before they arrived.
He was arrested, charged, then granted bail sometime after.
However, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards revoked that bail offer on Tuesday when Harrigan appeared in court for possession of a prohibited weapon – an AK47 firearm.
That was the gun allegedly used to commit murder on February 27.
While Harrigan is not charged with murder, he is charged with gun possession because police allegedly uncovered video footage and photographs showing the weapon inside his residence.
His residence is also said to be the ‘safe house’ used after Maybelline Rodriguez and Vernon Bernard allegedly committed the murder.
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