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Two Charged For BIS Deputy Director’s Murder

A week after he was gunned down, the two men who police believe carried out the attack on Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Director and Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Latore Mackey, stood before the court to face charges in connection with this incident yesterday.

In court Monday, 22-year-old Young Close resident, Dereck Reginald Neilly and 18-year-old Kelvin Kelvano Deveaux of Market Street each faced a murder charge in addition to charges of attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Neither was required to enter a plea to the charge and both men were remanded to prison until November 7 when the matter is expected to proceed by way of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.

Mackey, 37, was shot dead in the early morning hours of August 25. At the time, he was driving his government-issued vehicle when he was shot to the neck along Market Street before driving into a utility pole along White Road.

The BIS deputy director’s murder rounded out another weekend of carnage to inflict New Providence in recent weeks.

There were five people killed between Friday and Monday last weekend.

The spate of murders and particularly Mackey’s murder garnered strong reaction from Prime Minister Perry Christie who has promised to convene a meeting on the issue of crime while also noting that the country is becoming paralysed to the criminal element.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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