Lawyers urge court to release Mavado's son

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mavado-and-son.jpgLawyers representing dancehall entertainer Mavado's 16-year-old son, who is facing a charge of murder, on Tuesday urged a parish judge to release him on bond.

During the bail hearing before the St. Andrew Parish Court, defence attorney Bert Samuels argued that the teenager is a fit candidate for bail, adding that the evidence against him is weak.

Prosecutors have strongly opposed bail, stating that the eyewitness knew the accused.

The bail hearing will continue on July 31. The teenager and 23 year old Andre Hines were charged three weeks ago with the murder of Lorenzo Thomas, in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew.

Prosecutors reported that on June 5, men armed with guns, machetes and gasoline, invaded Mr. Thomas's home.

He was shot, beheaded and his body set ablaze.

The police say Mavado's son and Mr. Hines were a part of the group.