Friday 23 August, 2019

Falmouth accountant charged with cabbie’s murder again denied bail

Fifty-two-year-old Falmouth accountant, Phillip Whittaker, who is charged with the murder of 43-year-old  Trelawny taxi operator, Garfield Binloss, was again denied bail when he appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court in Falmouth last week.

Whittaker was remanded until Friday, May 17, when he is scheduled to reappear in court.

The legal team representing the accused man made an application for bail on his behalf, but it was denied by the presiding judge.

Reports are that about 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, Binloss was shot and killed by the accused man during a dispute along Cornwall Street in the vicinity of a gas station in Falmouth. The taxi operator received gunshot wounds to his face and other upper sections of his body.

He was taken to the Falmouth Public General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Following the shooting, Whittaker attended the Falmouth Police Station and reported that he had a dispute with Binloss, who was driving a grey Toyota Wish motorcar.

Whittaker reported that Binloss drove the car down on him and was reaching for something, which he believed to have been a weapon, and he became fearful and pulled his licensed firearm and opened fire, hitting Binloss.

Whittaker was subsequently charged after a question-and-answer session in the presence of his attorney.

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