Bloomfield Murder Accused Granted $800,000 Bail

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The 20-year old man accused of killing former East Portland MP, Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, has been offered bail.

Simeon Sutherland was offered bail in the sum of $800,000 by Senior Portland Parish Court Judge, Tracey Johnson today.

He was offered bail with several conditions.

His attorney is Peter Champagnie.

Mr. Champagnie updated our news center on his move to have the case transferred from Portland.

Peter Champagnie.

Sutherland is to return to court on June 12.

Dr. Bloomfield was found dead earlier this year. His body had multiple stab wounds.

Sutherland was arrested when scientific evidence linked him to the crime scene.

The 20-year old has given a statement to the Police and said he was a close friend of Dr. Bloomfield.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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