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Man Denied Bail Over Regatta Murder Charge

By LAMECH JOHNSON


Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnsson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN is behind bars after being arraigned in connection with the murder of a Harbour Islander at a regatta on Cat Island.

Darius Bannister, 21, of Providence Avenue was brought to Court One of the magistrates’ court handcuffed and shackled to face a charge of murder on Friday.

According to court dockets, it is alleged that on Sunday, August 5, he intentionally and by means of unlawful harm, caused the death of 25-year-old Jeremy Webb.

Webb, of Harbour Island, was stabbed in the abdomen following an argument with another man.

He was immediately taken to the Smith’s Bay Clinic where he later died of his injuries.

Bannister was not required to enter a plea to the charge due to its nature and was remanded to prison without bail.

His case will be forwarded to the Supreme Court through a voluntary bill of indictment.

While this arraignment took place in the magistrates’ court, a man was acquitted of murder in the Supreme Court.

Von Farquharson faced a charge of murder in connection with the stabbing death of his cousin Shamon Kemp, and was unanimously acquitted of the charge.

On a lesser charge of manslaughter, the 12-member jury found him not guilty 8-4.

The stabbing had occurred in the back-out side of the Henry F Storr Electric on July 8, 2009.

Farquharson, during the trial, admitted to stabbing Kemp only after being threatened with a screw driver.

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