Lawyers representing Mavado’s son urged the court to release the teenage on bond earlier this week.
On Tuesday, during the bail hearing before the St. Andrew Parish Court, defense attorney Bert Samuels argued that the son of the Dancehall superstar is a fit candidate for bail, adding that the evidence against him is weak.
Prosecutors have strongly opposed bail, stating that the eyewitness knew the accused.
The bail hearing will continue on July 31.
The 16-year-old and his co-accused, Andre Hines, were charged three weeks ago with the murder of Lorenzo Thomas, in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew. They are also charged with conspiracy to murder and arson.
On June 5, men armed with guns, machetes and gasoline, invaded Mr. Thomas’s home, according to persecutors.
He was shot, beheaded and his body set ablaze. The police reported that Mavado’s son and Mr. Hines were a part of the attackers.