Two in court over murder

By LAMECH JOHNSON Tribune Staff Reporter ljohnson@tribunemedia.net TWO Bethel Avenue brothers are on remand at Her Majesty's Prison after they were arraigned yesterday in connection with the country's 16th murder of 2012. Ramond Nottage, 24, and Rashad Nottage, 21, appeared in Magistrate's Court before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez. It is alleged that the pair caused the death of Akyto Samuel Smith of Faith Gardens on Wednesday, February 15. Smith's body was found bound and gagged in the trunk of a car by police on Sir Milo Butler Highway last Wednesday evening. The Nottage brothers were not required to enter a plea due to the nature of the charge. Chief Magistrate Gomez told the accused the prosecution will present them with a Voluntary Bill of Indictment on May 16. He also told the siblings they were ineligible for bail as the Magistrate's Court no longer has discretion to grant bail in serious crime trials. They were remanded to prison until the end of the trial. Attorney Murrio Ducille is defending the brothers.


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