Soldier charged after woman's body found in his car gets $600,000 bail

June 23, 2022

Theophilous Tracey, 41, was granted a $600,000 bail earlier today when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court following an application by his attorney, Peter Champagnie QC.

Tracey was arrested earlier this year after the body of 31-year-old Oshine Lawrence was discovered in his motor car around 4:00 am on February 26, 2022.

During investigations, Tracey's licensed firearm was requested by police investigators but he failed to produce it.

When interviewed by the police, he reportedly indicated that he was the victim of a robbery which included an attack by the deceased and four men.

He claimed that he had discharged his firearm in an attempt to defend himself.

He reportedly told the police that one of the men overpowered him and took away the firearm forcing him to flee the scene.

Following further investigations, the soldier was charged with failing to hand over his gun.

He was offered $300,000 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last month.

Tracey was later charged with Lawrence's shooting death.

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