Accused in John Terry murder gets $1M bail

former British Consul John Terry

By PAUL A REID, Observer writer


St James —

Police at the scene then

Richard Ewan, the man charged with the murder of former British diplomat John Terry, was yesterday November 29th offered bail in the sum of $1million with up to four sureties when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Twenty-three year old Ewan of a Bull Bay, St Andrew, address will be represented by two attorneys, Michael Jordan and Trevor HoLyn, who were appointed by the Legal Aid Clinic at the instruction of Acting Senior Resident Magistrate Vivienne Harris.

Ewan will face an additional charge of receiving stolen property, stemming from another incident when he returns to court on January 17 when the charges will be mentioned.

The accused man was allegedly held with computer and electronic appliances that were stolen from a store on Union Street in January this year.

Conditions of his bail include reporting to the Bull Bay police twice a week, surrendering his travel documents to the police and stop orders being placed on him at both international airports.

Mr. Terry’s body being removed (courtesy of Liber Tatea)

In his application for bail, Jordan said Ewan was “anxious to defend himself of the charges” against him and said he was not a flight risk.

The prosecution did not oppose bail for the man who told the court he was a computer technician but was working as a security guard at the time of the murder in September 2009.

Ewan is facing murder charges arising from the  killing of the 64-year-old Terry at his Mt Carey, St James residence.

Terry’s nude body, which was wrapped in a sheet, was found by his gardener, police said.

A post mortem revealed that he died from asphyxia due to ligature strangulation associated with other injuries to the neck and head.

Neighbours said a man was seen running from Terry’s home the night before his body was found. (ENDS)

I hope this matter is dealt with soon.

Peace and tolerance.



Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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