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“Die” Stubbs Charged With 2009 Murder


Stephen “Die” Stubbs was charged in magistrates’ court yesterday for a murder that happened three years ago.

Stubbs, who was recently a wanted man until being caught last week, was under heavy police guard. In fact, many officers guarded him with high powered weapons.

The 37-year-old Ridgeland Park resident appeared before Magistrate Gullimina Archer.

Stubbs is no stranger to the courts.

In fact, in April he was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

He was later granted bail.

On Monday, Stubbs was charged with murdering Delano Morris.

The victim was shot to death on August 21, 2009.

Court dockets say that while concerned with another, Stubbs aided and abetted the murder.

Stubbs was not required to enter a plea to the charge.

But, his attorney Krysta Smith said she was not happy with the way her client was handled.

Ms. Smith said Stubbs was in police custody in relation with last Tuesday’s shooting at the Baller’s Nightclub on East Bay Street.

The incident left one man dead and seven others nursing injuries in hospital.

However, the attorney said her client was supposed to be released in relation to that incident.

Instead, she said he was charged with murder.

“We felt that this is a deliberate attempt to keep my client in police custody,” Ms. Smith said.
“We are very displeased because we were denied access to our client for two days and this is a man with no previous convictions and most of the witnesses are police.”

Five witnesses appear on the court’s dockets.

But Stubbs was not the only person charged with murder.

Palm Beach Street resident Dwayne Major is accused of killing Philario Simmons.

Simmons, 26, was shot on May 18 and died the following day.

Kelly, who was not represented by an attorney, was not required to enter a plea to that charge.

Nine witnesses appear on the court’s dockets.

The prosecution said in both cases the Crown will proceed via a voluntary bill of indictment.

In the meantime, the accused were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP).

The men are expected back in court on July 4.

Magistrate Archer informed the accused that they can apply to the Supreme Court

Written by Jones Bahamas

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