Woman withdraws guilty pleas for murder, attempted murder

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July 29, 2015

A woman who entered guilty pleas for murder, attempted murder and armed robbery charges, withdrew her guilty pleas yesterday.

Rhonda Knowles is charged along with two others in connection with the 2009 murder of Bahamasair pilot Lionel McQueen, who was gunned down during a home invasion. She entered the pleas of guilt when she appeared before Justice Bernard Turner last week.

However, when she appeared before Turner for sentencing yesterday, Knowles said she wanted to withdraw the murder and attempted murder pleas.

However, Knowles said that she would maintain her guilty plea to armed robbery.

Turner entered not guilty pleas to all charges and said he would ask the registrar to assign an attorney to her. Knowles makes her next court appearance on August 7 before Justice Roy Jones. Turner also reinstated Knowles' bail.

Knowles is charged along with Marvin Coleby and Genear McKenzie with McQueen's murder in September 2009.

McQueen was shot multiple times while at his home in Golden Palm Estates. They are also charged with the attempted murder of McQueen's housemate Montez Saunders, who was injured in the attack.

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News date : 07/29/2015    Category : Court, Crime, Nassau Guardian Stories

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