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Witnesses In Night Club Murder Case Are No Shows

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

WITNESSES expected to give testimony in the trial of a man accused of a night club murder were no shows in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Prosecutors informed Justice Indra Charles that the Crown was having difficulties locating the witnesses who were scheduled to testify in the case against Sidney Archer.

Justice Charles adjourned the trial to November 4 at noon.

Archer, 24, of Marsh Harbour, Abaco is accused of the April 2, 2011 murder of Lamont Butler.

Sometime around 3:35 am on the day in question, Abaco police were notified of a disturbance at Surf Side Club located in Dundas Town, Abaco.

Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered a man who was unresponsive, with multiple stab wounds in his body.

Butler was taken to a local clinic where he was pronounced dead.

The Crown contends that Archer stabbed Butler, 29, to death during an argument at the Surf Side Club.

Archer, who is on bail, denied the murder charge at the start of trial last week.

He has retained Murrio Ducille to defend him.

Abigail Farrington and Maria Zancolla are prosecuting the case. 

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