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23-Year-Old Faces Court Accused Of Freeport Murder

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Lawrence Bethel Jr outside court yesterday, where he was charged with murder.

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

A 23-year-old Eight Mile Rock man was charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate Court yesterday.

Lawrence Bethel Jr, 23, of Martin Town, appeared before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson, where he was required to enter a plea to the charge of murder in connection with an incident reported on May 28.

According to previous police reports, Dexter Bellamy, 21, of Forbisher Circle, was shot and killed that day.

Bethel was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until October 10, when a preliminary inquiry will be held into the matter.

Derek Leroy Clarke, 37, of Clarke Avenue, Freeport, also appeared before Magistrate Ferguson on three counts of armed robbery.

He was not required to enter a plea to the charges and was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until October 10, when a preliminary inquiry will be held into the matters.

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