Murder accused Shawayne Dashawn Williams, who was arrested and charged for killing 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to prison.

The 23-year-old White Hall #1, St Michael resident is due to reappear in court on January 31.

Alleyne, who is the cousin of Barbadian superstar Rihanna, was walking through a track near his home on Tuesday, December 26 when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

The victim was rushed by private vehicle to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Since then Rihanna has added her voice to the chorus of calls for an end to rising gun violence on the island, in the wake of 30 murders, including 23 that were gun-related last year.

(source – www.barbadostoday.bb)