CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 1, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man, accused of piloting a boat used in a deadly smuggling attempt last month, will have to stay in jail without a hearing until his trial.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac ruled Friday that Jimmy Metellus will be held without bond after his public defender said Metellus had waived his right to a detention hearing.
Metellus is charged with trying to smuggle more than 30 migrants into South Florida on a boat that capsized and sank about 15 miles east of Boynton Beach.
Nine people died. There were nine survivors. Metellus` arraignment has been postponed until July 1.