Man denies gun murder


A man yesterday denied the gun murder of Perry Puckerin Jr.

Jeremiah Dill, 34, pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court to charges of premeditated murder and using a firearm to commit murder.

Mr Dill, from Pembroke, was remanded in custody for a further court appearance next Monday.

Mr Puckerin, 34, was shot in Hamilton Parish Workman’s Club in January 2010.

Josef Vleck also appeared at the arraignments session.

Mr Vleck denied the importation of $8.5 million of heroin to the island on September 23 last year.

The 47-year-old, a resident of the Czech Republic, also denied possession of the drugs with intent to supply.

He is expected to return to the Supreme Court for trial on March 19.

Barry Richards denied a charge of causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due care and attention on September 17 last year.

Mr Richards is also expected to return to the Supreme Court next Monday.

It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.

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