Haitian To Stay Jailed Until Trial

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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.

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