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Judge To Decide On Bail In Latore Mackey Murder Case

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A JUDGE is expected to make a decision today on whether he will grant bail to one of two men awaiting trial in connection with the fatal shooting of Latore Mackey, Prime Minister Perry Christie’s press secretary.

Justice Bernard Turner heard the bail application for 18-year-old Kelvin Deveaux that was argued by his lawyer Geoffrey Farquharson two weeks ago.

Deveaux, with 22-year-old Dereck Neily, is scheduled to stand trial before Justice Turner in July 2015 concerning the August 25 murder of Mackey.

Mackey, 37, was deputy director of Bahamas Information Services and owner of the Blue Reef Sports Bar and Lounge on West Bay Street.

He was shot in the neck around 4:30am off Market Street on the morning of August 25.

Deveaux, of Market Street, and Neily, of Young Close, face a charge of murder under Section 291 (1B) of the Penal Code, Chapter 84. A charge under this section does not attract the death penalty.

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