Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No bail for Bounty Killer

Jamaica Observer
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A weary-looking Bounty Killer will have to wait until Friday to find out if he will be granted bail.

The dancehall deejay was remanded in custody by Resident Magistrate Georgiana Fraser, during his appearance in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this morning.

Bounty Killer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend after she told him their three-year relationship was over, and of threatening her life over the telephone in the presence of police officers.

Today Pryce seemed subdued, lowered his head and bore a weary look when RM Fraser informed him that he would be returned to jail.

This is the second time he has been refused bail by the judge who said threatening a witness was a serious offence and informed the deejay that he had committed the offenses while out on bail for illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful wounding.

Police told the court that Pryce's associates have been intimidating the complainant to drop the case.

The woman has reportedly expressed the desire to drop the charges.

Pryce is represented by attorney Linda Wright.

Across the street from the courthouse in the parking lot of a plaza on Maxfield Avenue, several of the deejay's supporters were visibly upset when news broke that Pryce would be returning behind bars. One woman cried openly.

The supporters also had harsh words for the complainant who they blamed for Bounty Killer being remanded.

Bounty Killer is one of several dancehall artists whose US visas have been revoked in recent weeks.

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