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Trial to Begin Next Month in Press Secretary Murder

The prime minister’s former press secretary Latore Mackey’s case is one step closer to trial this week. Derek Neily,22, and Kelvin Deveaux,18, appeared in front of Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on November 11th where they were informed that their matter had been fast tracked to Supreme Court.

The two male’s accused claim they were not present during the time Mr. Mackey was shot. Neily was represented by attorney Michael Kemp while Deveaux was represented by attorney Ian Cargill.

During their recent court appearance, police prosecutor ASP Clifford Daxon told the magistrate that the crown wishes to remove the charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and attempted armed robbery the men were initially charged with.

Additionally, The Attorney General’s office was not in court to present the voluntary bill of indictment. Both men will be remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until their appearance in the Supreme Court on December 5th before Justice Bernard Turner.

On the day in question, 37-year-old Mr. Mackey, deputy director of Bahamas Information Services and owner of the Blue Reef Sports Bar and Lounge on West Bay Street, was found dead in his government vehicle around 5:00 am off market street on August 25th with a gunshot wound in his neck.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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