By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
MURDER and attempted armed robbery charges were discontinued yesterday against a woman accused of having a hand in the slaying of a 45-year-old resident of an Eastern suburb.
Bethany Rigby, 21, of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, appeared before Justice Carolita Bethell for trial on charges of charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and murder concerning the March 15, 2013 death of Hillary Cargill.
Mr Cargill and a female companion were leaving a Blair residence when they were approached by three men who forced them back into the home where they searched the property, but found nothing. The men had come from a “silver type vehicle”, said police.
As they were fleeing the home, one of the men fired a shot into the victim’s chest.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The three men are still at large.
Yesterday, Rigby pleaded guilty to the first charge and prosecutor Eucal Bonaby presented a nolle prosequi signed by the Attorney General asking that the remaining charges be discontinued against her.
She returns before Justice Bethell on February 24 for sentencing for the conspiracy charge. She is represented by Bernard Ferguson.